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An Act to Authorize the Trustees of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to Employ Two or More Physicians.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 304

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Page 477.

Whereas, The North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind consists of two separate departments, for the white and colored pupils respectively, located in different parts of the city, a mile apart; and,

Whereas, The late Attorney-General, F. I. Osborne, gave it as his opinion that the board of trustees of said institution has no right nor authority of law to elect more than one physician to said institution; and,

Whereas, There are in this state colored physicians competent and efficient in every way to serve said institution professionally, faithfully and well; and,

Whereas, It is nothing but common justice that the patronage of the colored department of said institution should be distributed to our colored citizens whenever and wherever it is practicable so to do; and,

Whereas, Where there are large aggregations of children, such as are domiciled in both departments of said institution, and as such very liable to diseases both epidemic and endemic; and,

Whereas, If such diseases were prevailing at both departments of said institution at one and the same time it would be impracticable for one physician to give that professional care which the nature of the case demands; now, therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That it shall be lawful for the board of trustees of the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to elect two or more physicians, one or more to serve the white department and the other to serve the colored department of said institution: Provided, however, the combined salaries of said physicians shall not exceed seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars per annum.

This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that
the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts
and resolutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.



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