Lowell Lecture

The Boston Floating Hospital: How a Boston Harbor Barge Changed the Course of Pediatric Medicine

Date & Time

July 22, 2015

Location

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Speaker(s)

Old South Meetinghouse

Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House

Topics

History

The Boston Floating Hospital: How a Boston Harbor Barge Changed the Course of Pediatric Medicine

Don't miss this special opportunity to hear the remarkable story of Floating Hospital for Children, a Boston institution that became a pioneer in pediatric healthcare! The hospital began in 1894 as a ship commissioned to bring the city's poor, sick children out onto the harbor for fresh air and medical treatment. Throughout its impressive history, Floating Hospital made immeasurable contributions to the field of pediatrics (including the invention of infant formula) and eventually transitioned to its present-day brick-and-mortar building at Tufts Medical Center, which was designed like a ship in homage to the hospital's earliest days. Dan Bird, director of volunteers at Floating Hospital for Children and the driving force behind this new book from Union Park Press, will share highlights from this fascinating chapter in medical history. Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.

This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhjuly22-15.bpt.me