The Cottage Department of the Willows Maternity Home Sanitarium Catalog

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Description: 

Catalog for the The Cottage Department of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium, including photographs of their facilities and staff, and an introduction stating that the sanitarium "must protect its patients' reputations and secrets, in addition to the usual services rendered by a hospital." The Cottage department is aimed at "patients whose means are limited" but are "worthy unfortunates." The catalog advertises its ability to provide seclusion and privacy, including careful mail handling, and notes that "disreputable, degenerate, and immoral characters are not acceptable." They also advertise healthy dress and eating, massage to lessen stretch marks, "light and cheery" rooms, modern medical care, and a well-equipped nursery and placement services for the babies.

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Date: 
1930
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Modern Location: 
2929 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Willows Collection - PHL
Digital Object Identifier: 
JCHS-C126.00-F5-0001
Transcription: 
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.