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Colored Department Of The City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses - Muscogee County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 28.726 W 084° 58.939
16S E 689600 N 3595298
Quick Description: Location: Corner of 17th Street & 8th Avenue (across from the backside of Linwood Cemetery) Columbus, Georgia. (Two Sided) Marker Dedication or Erection Date: March 9, 2004
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 12:41:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM39GH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 71

Long Description:
Colored Department of the City Hospitale (Side 1)



Colored Department of the City Hospitale


The first City Hospital, c. 1841, was located on the South Commons. Called the Pest House, its clients were charity patients. The second City Hospital, c. 1894, was built across from Linwood Cemetery. Architectural details of the Victorian era hospital included a turret, porte-cochere and covered walkways from white and colored wards leading to a brick operating room, to the left of the building. Columbus third hospital was built in 1915, with the Colored Department building located to the rear. The Colored Department was a three-story brick structure completely fitted with the latest and most modern equipment, providing thirty beds.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Alfonso Biggs and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., 2003.

Doctors And Nurses (Side 2)



CDoctors And Nurses


The service of midwives in early years was vital to the health of Columbus colored patients. The Columbus Colored Medical Association was responsible for the building and maintenance of the Colored Department building in 1915. Dr. W.T. Ayers, Dr. E.J. Turner, Dr. D.W. Gallimore, Dr. M.L. Taylor and Dr. Thomas H. Brewer comprised the board. The Public Health Nurse Association began in 1917. The first colored nurse hired was Sarah V. Allen. Three other colored nurses were soon hired to fulfill the growing need. They were Dagmar Ferell, Mabel Priester and Erlynne Oglen. The four nurses assisted in bedside care and home instruction.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Alfonso Biggs and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., 2003.

Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 2005

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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