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General Hospital: 1954

General Hospital: 1954

December 17, 1954. "Martland General Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. View II. Benson & Mantella, client." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.


Dr. Martland

Harrison Stanford Martland (for whom the hospital was named) served as the Newark City Hospital Pathologist for 45 years and the Essex County Medical Examiner for 25 years until he retired in November 1953. He died on May 1st 1954 at the age of 71. A description of his papers on deposit at UMDNJ Archives is here.

It was late in '54

It must have been in the fall of 1954, when the new 1955 cars came out. The light-colored car in front of the hospital site is a 1955 Buick.

[Or, as the caption says, December 17, 1954. - tterrace]

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

65 Bergen St:

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Not a hybrid among them

Quite a varied selection of Detroit big iron on display. Average mpg = 10.2, but who cared?

A bit of history

Martland evolved into the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, and on July 1, 2013 will merge with Rutgers University, and become the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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