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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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said Judge Neil. "That is merely the
repair shop we referred to in our first
talk. It does not produce -anything."
Then Ford decided to announce his
newest plan. Turning to John R. I ee,
head of his sociological department,
he said: "- -
"We should tell about this plan
right now." Lee, who is in charge of
the details, acquiesced.
"Our hospital will not be a repair
shop," declared Ford smiling. "It is
to be a producer, as everything worth
while must be. There are lots of hos
pitals to cure disease and to care for
the wrecks. We are confident that we
can prevent cancer. This eneniy of
"In our new hospitalTwe expect to
demonstrate some-of these ideas. To
me it seems simple and certain."
"I suppose you will hire experts to
come and. take charge of this hos
pital," said Neil.
"No," was the reply. "We expect
to produce our own experts. We shall
begin at the bottom and work with
the plant until we educate ourselves
and our own, force of hospital men as
we educated ourselves in the auto
mobile shop."
Ford said he hoped the hospital
would be ready to begin operations
about Sep'-ember 1. It is situated in
a block of twenty acres of ground.
The Cancer Hospital Where Henry Ford Will Spend Millions to Find a Way
To Prevent Cancer.
men can be conquered and we have
faith we can find a way."
"Cancer," declared Neil, "is the re
sult of lowered vitality of body and
mind."
"That is just the idea," replied the
automobile man. "I have reached the
same conclusion. Intemperance is the
cause of cancer, intemperance not
only of drinking, but of eating and
thinking. Intemperance in the mental
processes is as dangerous as drink
ing. Fear is about the worst of all
enemies, and it is mental. If men
who have been intemperate can be
shown how to be temperate, how to
jat and how to think without fear,
sancer will disappear.
The administration, power and one
ward buildings are completed. He
paid all the debts, amounting to about
$400,000, and expects to spend $2,
000,000 in completing the plant This
does not include the equipment.
"I gave $100,000 to the men who
began this hospital on the old hospital
'plan," he said, "and was sorry after
ward. I felt that it was a mistake. It
was to be a repair shop. When their
plans failed we took over the whole
proposition and will try our way. Out
of this hospital will come knowledge
which will enable men and women to
escape cancer."
"I have learned that one out of ten
deaths in adultlife is due to cancer,"
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