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On the Frontiers of Medicine

December 19, 2009 |  2:00 am

Dec. 19, 1909, Hospital Cot

The Receiving Hospital cot where more than 600 died.

Dec. 19, 1909, Hospital Cot
Dec. 19. 1909, Hospital Cot
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.