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ER: 1924

ER: 1924

"Garfield Hospital, Washington" circa 1924. View full size. National Photo Co.

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Nurse Grandma

The nurse is my grandmother ... still living, though she's OLD!

[Fascinating. Tell us more! - Dave]

re: Garfield

>> Not sure why you would think that

Maybe the the commenter thinks "segregated" means "didn't allow black people." The word "segregate" means to keep separate.

Garfield Hospital

It was a mixed bag - Garfield was not segregated, however. See this link.

[Not sure why you would think that. Garfield had separate (i.e., "segregated") waiting and treatment areas for black and white patients. Below, the "colored waiting room." - Dave]

Infection control

The flyswatter is a scream. My wife worked in the infection control department of a hospital and I can't wait to send her the pic. The lack of gloves is also a great indicator of different times.

Garfield General E.R.

Love the flyswatter hanging on the shelf support. The nurse is a cutie.

Flyswatter in an ER

Don't think you'd find one there now.

Not segregated?

In 1924, I would have thought the hospital system in D.C. would have been segregated.

[It probably was. - Dave]

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