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Charity sues R.I. hospital over donation in 1912

A free bed was to be provided forever

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / February 23, 2008

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PROVIDENCE - Two months before she died in 1912, an elderly Rhode Island woman signed a will with an unusual instruction: She wanted to donate $4,000 to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. In exchange, the hospital was to name a bed after her father and set it aside forever for free medical care for needy people referred by one of ... (Full article: 722 words)

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