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The communication, published in another column, favoring the plan of charging each student resident in Cambridge five dollars a year toward the support of the proposed infirmary, is a very thorough discussion of the best means for meeting the expenses of a college hospital.

There are really comparatively few men, except those who live so near the College that in case of sickness they would go home, who would not have occasion during the year of using an infirmary. Those who would signify their intention of going home if taken sick might, as the communication suggests, be exempted from the fee. With this restriction it could hardly be said that "the many were paying for the few." There are some, to be sure, who would not use the infirmary, but these few should not hinder any movement which is so thoroughly desireable for the welfare of the University as the plan to erect an infirmary. That an infirmary is highly desirable both graduates and undergraduates agree. That the plan of supporting it by a five dollar fee is the only one proposed which would insure a steady and sufficient income, we have the assurance of the promoters of the plan who have carefully considered each of the means of support proposed.

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