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The information on these pages is from a 1920's era pamphlet and is provided for historical purposes only.  The services described herein no longer exist, yet the legacy of Thomas H. Swope continues at Kansas City's Swope Health Services.

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Library:  2000 volumes in the Settlement
Library, also a sub-station of the Public Libraries, daily papers and magazines.  Library open every day, and all day, except Sunday.  Open Sunday from 1:30 to 6 p. m.
Dispensary:  Open every day except
Sunday from 4 to 6 p. m.  Advice and treatment are given in medical and surgical cases, also specialists in ear, eye, nose and throat.  Special examination is also made of all children in the kindergarten department and splendid work ahs been done here in the prevention of disease.

A dentist is at the Settlement every day except Sunday from 9 to 12 a. m. and from 1 to 5:30 p. m.  Materials and Supplies are furnished by the K. C. Dental Society.

Laundry:  A thoroughly equipped,
modern laundry with 16 stationary tubs, also drying room.  This laundry is open to the public and is used by people who are living in one or two rooms with practically no place for laundry work.
Pure Milk Depot:  A station of the
Kansas City Pure Milk Commission, Certified milk is issued at minimum cost, also modified milk for babies.
Gymnasium:  The Gymnasium is
equipped with apparatus and 5 classes are held, also indoor base-ball, basket ball and other games.
Baths:  Six shower and a public tub 
bath.  Very much in demand and one of the most popular and necessary departments of the Settlement.  Towels and soap are given free.
Day Nursery:  Infants and children un-
der fourteen are cared for from 6 a. m.  to 7 p. m.  Charge is made of 5c per day for each child; noon meal is given and also a lunch at 4:30 p. m.  Afternoon nap from 2 to 4.  Babies are bathed every day and older children every other day.  Food is prepared in special diet kitchen.  Medical examination is given when necessary and clothes are furnished when needed.
Kindergarten:  Kindergarten is held on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 12 a. m.  Children four to six years.  Registered number sixty.
Mothers' Meeting:  This meeting is held
the last Saturday in each month.  Lectures are given by the doctors of the dispensary and others on caring for children, nursing, cooking, etc.
Cooking Classes:  There are three
classes in cooking, a special room is set apart for this work with 12 gas stoves and equipment.  Instruction is given in plain, practical dishes.
Sewing Classes:  A graded course is
given.  The work has started with 3 classes and about 35 children.  Classes are held in the afternoons and wonderful progress is being made.



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