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Cumberland, Maryland (Medical profession and hospitals)


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third floor with a $12, 000 tube of radium in his body was rushed to Allegany Hospital by police. A night nurse had detected the odor of burning cloth and gave the alarm.

5. The influenza epidemic of 1918

The influenza epidemic of 1918 was so critical that the doctors, nurses, and members of the Red Cross met at the Cumberland City Hall to adopt a zone system so that medical service could be given to all the sick in the city, in Ridgeley, and in the country. The zones were laid off in wards as follows: Ward No. 1, encompassing the entire city west of Wills Creek, was under Drs. Johnson, Trevaskis and E. H. White; Ward No. 2, from the north side of Bedford Street to Wills Mountain, between Wills Creek and the B&O Railroad, was under Drs. Deming and Keim; Ward No. 3, from the north side of Bedford Street to Wills Mountain, east of the B&O Railroad, was under Drs. Gardner and Brace; Ward No. 4, from the south side of Bedford Street to the north side of Baltimore Street and Baltimore Avenue and from Wills Creek to the city limits, was under Drs. Hodges and Hawkins; Ward No. 5, on the south side of Baltimore Street and Baltimore Avenue to William Road and from Wills Creek to the city limits, was under Drs. Koone and Spear and Ward No. 6, from the south side of Williams Road and Williams Street to the C&O Canal, was under Drs. Raphel, C. L. Owens, Harris, Burns and W. R. Foard. Ridgeley was served by Drs. Copeland and Walcott. Country calls were handled by Drs. Robinson, Hodgson, O'Neil and Jones, assisted by Dr. Riley. Night work for the first week was done by Drs. Legge, Carder,




ID:
achm140

Page #:
140

Creator:
Miller, Herman J.

Rights:
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland

Date:
1978

Collection Location:
Cumberland

Original Size:
27 x 20 cms

Contributor:
Stegmaier, Harry

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.), history

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

 
 
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