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of public school teachers praised the class work especially. Mr. Robert J. Frost, Principal of Public School 55, Brooklyn, acted as chairman of a committee of teachers to decide upon the merits of the work done by the various classes. We take pleasure in stating that the report of this committee was indeed very eulogistic.
I wish to tender my thanks to our Reverend Chaplains, who in conjunction with our zealous Brothers, are laboring earnestly for the uplift of our boys. Good moral and menta! qualities are not the usual characteristics of our boys when received here, and as a result, it requires efforts of no ordinary kind on the part of all connected with them to re-form and to in-form them by means of religious and literary training.
And lastly, to you, gentlemen of the Board of Managers, I offer sincere gratitude for your constant manifestations of good will and desire to help in every possible way in the fullest development of our institution.
I am fully cognizant of the task devolving upon you in order to accomplish your self-imposed labor of love for our boys, and I wish to assure you of the heartiest co-operation on my part and that of my confreres in every undertaking for their welfare, and to subscribe myself,
REPORT OF THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN,
WESTCHESTER, June 30, 1917. To the Board of Managers of
The New York Catholic Protectory. GENTLEMEN:
The following is the report of cases treated during the year ending June 30, 1917 :
DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR-RENAL SYSTEM
.. 1 Chronic Valvular Heart Lesions...
5 Acute Nephritis..
6 3 1 1 2 3 10 10 5 3 3 1 3 1
NOSE, THROAT AND EAR
37 Abscesses of Ear Opened...
23 Polypus Removed...
8 Cerumen Removed.
348 Foreign Bodies in Ear.
5 Adenoids Removed....
358 Tonsillar Abscesses...
4 Acute Purulent Otitis Media.
The above classification of the diseases occurring in the Boys' Department during the year just ended is of necessity somewhat arbitrary. Adhering to the present day conception of the causation of disease, which is of universal acknowledgment, the heading “Infectious” would with very few exceptions comprise the various ailments enumerated. Notwithstanding this fact, it has been thought better, for the sake of rendering the report clear to the lay mind, to follow the older method of placing the items under captions suggestive of the organs respectively involved.
It will be noted that but one death-of obscure originoccurred, a low mortality for an institution of the size of the Protectory. This small death rate corresponds with the single yearly fatality at most that has been the experience of recent years, and the result is the more noteworthy when the number of permanent and transient wards is taken into account.