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Abstract Children's Hospital of Michigan was conceived and founded in 1886 as the Children's Free Hospital Association after a general practitioner, Dr. Charles Devandorf, realized that there were no facilities in the Detroit community which provided for the medical care of sick children of indigent parents. He sought the support of a group of socially prominent women whom he asked to provide funds to subsidize "free beds" for the care of such children. They began with just twelve beds at Harper...
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