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Emergency Hospital: 1920

Emergency Hospital: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Emergency Hospital, interior." The latest in lab facilities. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Speed Regulator

The switch box over the woman's shoulder is a speed regulator for the drum-shaped centrifuge right behind her at her feet. The actual spinner head is inside; the drum is meant to contain the infectious glass shrapnel if the test tubes shatter at high speed.

Speculation

It appears the technician at the table ordered the Kung Pao Chicken for lunch again.

At least I hope so!

What's that?

What is the thing on the wall over the guy with the microscope? Also, check out the switch box on the wall behind the lady.

Photographer's instructions

"Alright, everybody, look busy!"

Hazardous Duty

I hope they have an EMT standing by whenever the custodian clambers atop the autoclave to wind the clock!

Naked

Love the bare lightbulb!

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