On the Frontiers of Medicine
December 19, 2009 | 2:00 am
The Receiving Hospital cot where more than 600 died.
|Dec. 19, 1909: “Within a few days the old rubber-covered cot at the Receiving Hospital in the Central Police Station will be removed, and a new and more sanitary operating stand will take its place. The successor of the old piece of furniture, on which thousands of human beings have been stretched, is nearly completed.” |
Here’s an explanation of all the old references to police surgeons. A century ago, trauma patients were taken to the Receiving Hospital at the Central Police Station, 318 W. 1st St.