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Tufts Medical Center (Paperback) (Robert Bloomberg)

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The story of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children encompasses the history of medicine in Boston. It was founded in 1796 as the Boston Dispensary, where district physicians provided free medical care to the poor through annual subscriptions from wealthy Boston families, including such luminaries as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Fueled by a huge influx of immigrants at the turn of the 20th century, the city of Boston rapidly expanded and diversified. So too did the hospital, whose growth included the addition of evening clinics to serve the working poor. The Floating Hospital for Children started in 1894 as a ship outfitted as a hospital to take the city's sick children out on Boston Harbor to receive the benefits of fresh ocean air and the attention of a volunteer medical staff. In the 1930s, it merged with the Boston Dispensary and the Pratt Diagnostic Clinic along with Tufts University's Medical School to form the nucleus of today's Tufts Medical Center, a national leader in health care, teaching, and research.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Medical
Sub-Genre: Hospital Administration + Care, USA / State + Local / New England
Series Title: Images of America Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Robert Bloomberg
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2015
TCIN: 50117917
UPC: 9781467133876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9593
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