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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TO
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL.2,N0.125 Chicago, Monday, Feb. 24, 1913 ONE CENT
HOSPITAL LOSES ONE BABY; BURIES ANOTHER
UNDER NAME OF LIVING CHILD
Identity of Infant Buried in Haste Not Known Two
Mothers Plunged in Grief, While Third Rejoices
When Child Mourned for a Month is Restored.
babv is lviner in
One mother is waiting for the
return of a baby she never will
One baby is lost, seemingly
beyond all hope of finding. Per
haps it is dead.
One mother is searching in vain
for the baby she was told would
be returned to her in a few hours.
One mother is rejoicing over
the baby she was told a month
ago she never would see alive
And all this because of the dis
graceful carelessness and incom
petency of the officials of the
Philadelphia Hospital for Con
The tragedy of carelessness,
which culminated today, began
The officials of the hospital
notified Mr. and Mrs. Isador
Kaufman that their 3-year-old
daughter, Beatrice, was cured of
scarlet fever and could be taken
Overcome with joy at the
thought of seeing the child she
had been separated from for six
weeks, Mrs. Kaufman was hur
ried to the hospital.
There she was kept waiting in
an ante room for three-quarters
of an hour while the hospital red
At the end of that time a nurse
led a little girl into the room.
"Here is your daughter," she
said. "You can take her home."
Mrs. Kaufamn started. The
child was not her daughter. The
little girl wept and pleaded to be
taken to her "real mamnfa."
An investigation was started.
It was remembered that a little
girl of the same age who had been
suffering from scarlet fever had
died a month before,