The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.
The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.
The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.
The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.
The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.

The Gift Book, Fitzsimons General Hospital, U.S.A.

Denver, Colorado: Wahlgreen Publishing Co., Printer, 1926.

Softcover. Very good. Only edition. 10 x 7.5 inches, 95 pp, with illustrations from photographs, map of the facility, and many pages of local advertising. Original string-tied wrappers have a few spots of foxing or staining, otherwise clean and sound. Very good. The Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver--originally known simply as General Hospital No. 21--was opened in 1918 to treat the large number of World War I veterans discharged on disability due to tuberculosis and influenza. Constructed at a cost of $3.2 million, the complex had 86 buildings (including educational and recreational facilities) and capacity for 1,400 patients. By 1920, it was the army's largest hospital, and the only one specializing in the treatment of respiratory diseases. It also served as a general hospital for active military personnel and veterans in the Denver area. Subtitled "The story of a government institution engaged in the physical reconstruction, the mental development, and the technical education of disabled veterans," this book offers a well-illustrated history of the facility's early years, including information on personnel, medical equipment and services, and the many community organizations that provided support services for veterans (American Legion, American War Mothers, Daughters of Veterans of Colorado, Knights of Columbus, National Woman's Relief Corps, Junior League, Woman's Club of Denver, United Spanish War Veterans, etc.). 6 copies located in OCLC.

Item #21297

Price: $150.00

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