Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri; A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Volume 3

Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri; A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of municipal departments. The mayor is ex-officio president of the board, with the city physician as executive officer. Subordinate officers are a city chemist, a health officer, a milk and food inspector and a stock and meat inspector, who make their reports to the city physician. St. Joseph's Hospital was founded in 1875 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Caronclelet. The original building was a frame house accommodating twenty patients, under the care of Mother Celestia and three sisters who came with her. The present building, com pleted in 1886, is located in a quiet but convenient neighborhood, at 710 Penn Street. It is of brick, three stories, with three operating rooms and ample equipment, including a complete X-ray plant, the equal of those in metropolitan hospitals, the gift of Dr. J. D. Griffith. The buildings are provided with all modern devices for lighting, heating and sewering. One hundred patients are provided for, and 1,557 were treated during the year ending November i, 1899. The superioress in charge is assisted by nineteen sisters, trained nurses of the Sisters' Training School, connected with the hospital, and the most eminent physicians and surgeons of the city afford their services in the sick wards, operating rooms and in lectures. Patients of all religious denominations are admitted without question, and are permitted to receive visits from clergymen of their own faith. Religion is not spoken o-f by any hospital attendant unless on suggestion of the patient, who is privileged to provide himself with a special nurse. Abundant provision is made for charity cases. In 1900, was erected an additional building of five stones, 90 x loo feet, and containing thirty private rooms, affording accommodations for eighty additional...show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491408
  • 9781236491404