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The New International Encyclopædia/Doremus, Sarah Platt

DOREMUS, Mrs. Sarah Platt (Haines) (1802-77). An American philanthropist, born in New York City. She early became interested in missionary and philanthropic enterprises, and was active in organizing relief societies and in founding permanent homes and hospitals, particularly for women, among these may be mentioned the Isaac T. Hopper Home for women discharged from prison, the House and School of Industry for poor women, and the New York Woman's Hospital. In 1860 she established the Woman's Union Missionary Society. Her efforts in behalf of the wounded soldiers during the Civil War occupy a prominent place among her many noble works.