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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 10, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Feb. 10, 1921

LAUNCH DRIVE FOR CLINICAL LAB. IN CITY

Doctors Back Campaign to Make Medford Medical Center Between Portland and San Francisco — Total is Placed at $4,000

Another campaign of appeal to every home and family hereabouts is about to be launched, and this time it is for the health of Medford and vicinity. This appeal, which is for only $4,000, is endorsed by the physicians of Medford and the valley, also the professional nurses, and is to complete the X-ray and clinical laboratory equipment recently installed at the Sacred Heart Hospital. The partial equipment of this department, which has so far been donated by the doctors and friends, has been of incalculable benefit to the sick of this community. The doctors can go no further, however, in financial aid, and the hospital itself has not the $4,000 necessary to bring this laboratory up to a complete modern basis and full usefulness to local humanity.

Doctors United

With the apparatus already on hand, this department in charge of a diagnosis expert, has been able to clear up many cases of tuberculosis of the lungs, heart disease, intestinal and stomach trouble and the like. Hence the physicians are more enthusiastic than ever over the availability of this health and life saving department right here at home, and the prospect of permanently retaining Dr. Lincoln Kallen, the X-ray and clinical expert in charge.

The doctors of Medford and vicinity consider the community is very fortunate in procuring a man of his attainments to locate here. But the fact stands out clearly that Dr. Kallen will not remain long unless he is given more of a complete modern equipment to work with. He was induced to come here by Dr. Clarence Rees, a prominent physician of southern California, who while here from Los Angeles last summer, recognized the great clinical and X-ray laboratory field and the need of such a skilled man at its head. Dr. Kallen came here from San Diego and has specialized in this work for the past eight years, during which he has been connected with some of the largest and best hospitals as an X-ray and clinical laboratory specialist.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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