The story of Faulkner Hospital begins with the Faulkner family. Dr. George Faulkner s ancestry includes one of the first woolens manufacturers, a Revolutionary War colonel, and an accused Salem witch. When Dr. Faulkner s daughter Mary died, the hospital was established in her honor. Paul Revere s great-granddaughter broke ground on the hospital, which sits on land where the Peacock Tavern, owned by Samuel Adams, once stood. The original building contained 26 beds, 6 of which were free. A nursing school opened in 1903, on the day the hospital opened. Using images from the hospital s vast archives, Faulkner Hospital celebrates the hospital s centennial and explores its rich history as a leader in medicine, education, and community enrichment. Faulkner Hospital is a major teaching hospital to Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, with many clinical firsts, like the discovery of rejuvenated blood. It is also home to world-renowned breast and headache centers and has implemented many unique concepts, including nurservers and monorails. Readers will learn about the hospital s role in the movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? and discover the famous writers, athletes, and royalty who have visited."
Series: Images of America Series
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 26th July 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.32