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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Peter B. BRIGHAM Hospital (Incurable Diseases)
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 05:51:36 -0500
Someone has asked me about what "hospitals for incurable diseases" existed
around 1900 in MA. I just did a Google search and found one, but it didn't
open until 1960. Then I found this web page which tells an interesting
story, a brief biography of Peter Bent BRIGHAM, who the hospital in Boston
is named after.
(Many people know about the "Brigham & Women's Hospital" in Boston, but the
above is a separate building.)
I love to read "rags to riches" stories of people who are "in the news."
This is the other page which came up in the search:
I'm finding information about these hospitals in other countries, but not
too many for the US. Does anyone know of some in New England?
I just changed the search-term and found a list of hospitals in MA:
One site which comes up is some unpleasant photos of a former "TB hospital"
in Hanson, MA, where the building has been abandoned for 15 years. Here
is a photo which is less-unpleasant:
Other sites coming up mention one in Middleton, MA, and Amesbury, MA.
Here is a "Google / Book" which is an annual report for the State Dept. of
Health in 1917 where one page mentions the need for more TB hospitals in MA:
There is another Google / Book which is the "Boston Medical .. Journal" of
Another page says "the military" has hospitals for "pulmonary disease."
Lots of sites are coming up with the search-term "incurable diseases."
And, it looks like www.google.com has put "millions" of books,
journals, reports, "papers," etc. on-line. You could put in almost any
search-term and find a publication mentioning it there.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
I had surgery at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in the 1980's. But
around the same time I had an opportunity to visit the "Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital" and it is a very old, very unusual, and sometimes scary building.
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