Item #3235 The Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Pictures by G.C. Moore [manuscript caption title]. Rhode Island, Medicine, G. C. Moore.
The Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Pictures by G.C. Moore [manuscript caption title]
The Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Pictures by G.C. Moore [manuscript caption title]
The Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Pictures by G.C. Moore [manuscript caption title]

The Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Pictures by G.C. Moore [manuscript caption title]

[Providence: ca. 1900]. Seventeen leaves, illustrated with thirty-three silver gelatin photographs, the majority with manuscript captions in white ink beneath the images. 12mo. Contemporary black cloth photograph album, gilt titles on front cover. Minor edge wear and rubbing to boards. Hinges reinforced with brown cloth, a few leaves detached. Good. Item #3235

A charming collection of photographs recording activities at the Rhode Island Hospital in the early 20th century. According to the captions, the images document Dr. Woodward in his ambulance, other named doctors and nurses at work and play, patients, children with diphtheria, an operating room, and the amputation of a toe by Dr. Levin, among others. Rhode Island Hospital was founded in 1857 through a bequest from Moses Brown. The hospital's main building was finished around the turn of the century, and was later incorporated into the hospital's southwest pavilion, most of which was demolished in 2014. Today, only a small portion of the original building remains as part of the hospital, which is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. The main building is shown in all its original glory here, along with the "Nurses home," the out-patient building, a separate building for the "contagious," and the interior of "Ward C." The compiler of the album, G.C. Moore, was most likely a doctor or nurse working at the hospital at the time. All in all, a unique record of life at the Rhode Island Hospital about 120 years ago.

Price: $1,250.00

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