Colorado's Healthcare Heritage

Updates to Volume One — 1896

Note: in the published edition of Colorado's Healthcare Heritage — Volume One: 1800-1899, the following information about Dr. Rose Kidd Beere is found in the section on 1995 (page 417) instead of in 1996, where it belongs.

1896 — Colorado State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children

Rose Kidd Beere, MD, who had been practicing in Durango since 1893, was named superintendent of the Colorado State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, which was in a rented building at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Bert Street, which is now 3233 Vallejo Street in northwest Denver. The first children came to the Home in March 1896.

Dr. Beere was superintendent until she went to Manila with the Colorado Springs Red Cross in 1898.

Dr. Beere succeeded Dr. Alicia F. Jeffrey, who "resigned to take a position as 'Resident Physician' at Rev. Frederick Warren Oakes' Home for Consumptives" (Colorado Medical Journal, June 1896).

The University of Denver's 1896-1897 announcements said that the Colorado State Home for Dependent Children "is under the sole care of our faculty and promises to be a fertile source of available clinical material." In July 1902, the State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children moved to a new facility at 2309 South Clarkson Street near Iliff Avenue, a dozen blocks west of the University of Denver.

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