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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Apparently the purchase of the Wakari property for the secondary hospital has got on a few individuals’ nerves, your correspondent “ Ratepayer ” being one of the number. Possibly this correspondent. and others of his way of think-, ing. might yet —if they allow this matter to prevent their sleep- —find their way into this new hospital as patients. The property has been acquired by the board, and all the correspondence in creation will not alter the fayt. Nor will your correspondents' childish and absolutely illogical reasoning as-, to the value of the property commandi the slightest respect. Anyone competent to value the property acquired will agroajj that the price was exceedingly reasonable.! Indeed, I understand it could have been; sold at a larger figure privately, but the owner very properly treated the board, fairly in the matter. With all respect toj| the opinion expressed by Dr Woidon. .Macdonald, it was perfectly evident trom his letter that his remarks uerc based on theoretical supposition, and not with; | either a correct knowledge or adequate; ! practical acquaint.unship--if any at ah--' ! with the property and buildings. I The board have purchased the property, I and having done so it is the duty of;, every per-.on interested in the welfare I such" an important institution as our, (hospital to assist the board in making I their enterprise a thorough success both i from the view of the patients and the | public. I am, etc., , j “No Sour ('.rapes, y j January 7. -

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL., Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL. Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915