The Unwritten History of Braddock's Field (1917) contains the story of Braddock Hospital's founding. Interesting that the idea for the hospital was first championed by a local newspaperman (his editor was not happy with it).
It took almost 12 years from the first donation until the opening. They quickly realized it was way too small, so they set out to raise more funds for 2 more wings.
Here are some excerpts (click to enlarge if they appear too small):
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