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glen mills - AT GLEN ILLS Chief Physician, Head Nurse and...
AT GLEN ILLS Chief Physician, Head Nurse and Assistant Assistant Quit Following Investigation. Investigation. NO SEASON GIVEN FOR ACTION Testimony Taken at Institution and State Board. May Take a Hand. i Following theii- examination before an, investigating committee of the board of directors of the Glen Mills School for Boys, held yesterday afternoon afternoon at the institution, resignations were received from Dr. R. G. McCafferty, McCafferty, ^the school physician: his wife, who is head nurse, and her assistant, Miss Margaretta, C. Margerum. No reasons accompanied the letters of resignation, which, it is understood, were presented on recommendation of Doctor McCafCerty's counsel, B. F. Rhoads, of Media. They will be laid before-the board for.action at its next. meeting, a week ;from tOTinorrow. The investigation follows charges preferred against the management of the school by parents of the boys, who •assert that not only have the boys been subjected to maltreatment and even starvation, but that they have been allowed to seriously injured .each other In fights in which weapons other than those given by nature were used. The specific oh arges which brought on the investigation were made by the father of a 17-year-old boy, named Proud, who, it is, asserted, was put to work so soon after his discharge from the hospital following- an operation for appendicitis that his health was se- 'nously impaired. It is said that he was obliged to return to the hospital and, that upon his second discharge he was again refused the proper period of convalescence. At yesterday's meeting it "was decided decided to give hte hoy to his fothA- on parole, on application of the latter's p.hyslcian, who agreed to take charge of him, treat him for the nervous trouble "which.he is said'to have'devel- oped and report to the superintendent of the school each week as to his condition. condition. If he improves sufficiently he will be returned to the institution; but If not the treatment by his o-ftn physician physician will continue, and at the end 'of the probationary period, usually three months, the father may make application application for extension of the parole. The investigating committee, headed by Joseph G: Rosengarten, president of the board, went to Glen Mills at 11 o'clock yesterday morning and spent the afternoon taking testimony. They will meet again next Tuesday and re-' port to the board the following- Thursday, Thursday, when it is expected that the State Board of Charities, will be invited to take a hand in the inquiry.

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 20 Feb 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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