We are thoroughly pleased that the plans for an Infirmary are at last taking definite shape, and the student who has not at some time in his course felt the want of such an institution is fortunate indeed. For several years it has been the crying need of the University, and this need has grown year by year with the growth of the University. The little hospital building on Holmes Field has never been able to serve the purposes of a general infirmary. Two or three patients might be made tolerably comfortable there, but it is entirely inadequate to deal with any more cases. Frequently during the winter serious cases of sickness have had to be treated in the College rooms, and more wretched places to be sick in it would be hard to find. The situation has now been fully realized, and earnest efforts have been made to establish an Infirmary with the most gratifying results.
Philanthropic friends of the University have always come forward when there was need, and have given generously to establish buildings of various kinds. The need of an infirmary, as we have said, is most urgent, and we cannot doubt that loyal graduates will now be found who will be glad to help materially in the establishment of this institution.