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[661] Association of Physicians and Surgeons of New York and Brooklyn were appointed to take medical charge of the patients, called the ‘New-York Surgical Aid Association.’ A building, No. 194 Broadway, was rented for the permanent uses of the association, and Colonel Frank E. Howe appointed superintendent.

Five committees were selected from the members of the association to form visiting committees for the purpose of receiving, disposing of, and attending to the wounded or disabled soldiers as they should from time to time arrive in the city; such committees to co-operate with the State agents and medical attendants, and each to serve one week.

A ‘Women's Auxiliary Committee’ was formed to cooperate with this association, and was divided into five weekly committees, to hold themselves in readiness to attend at the association building during their respective weeks, upon due notice being given.

An invoice of hospital bedding was received from the Assistant Medical Purveyor's office, New York, and the donation of sundry articles from several generous friends.

His Excellency Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts, placed at their disposal an ambulance, to be used for the comfortable transportation of the sick and wounded.

His Excellency Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, contributed personally one hundred dollars to the association, expressing his warm appreciation for the thoughtful and considerate kindness in making provision for the soldiers of his own State.

The Governors of all the New-England States were unanimously elected honorary members of the association.

A splendid set of books was presented by the well-known firm of stationers, Messrs. Francis & Leutrel.

A handsome and excellent carpet was also presented by Alexander T. Stewart, Esq.

The association received continual calls from physicians, heartily offering their services; and also from the two years students in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, who were willing to spend day and night in rendering professional aid.

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