How a Harbor Barge Changed Pediatric Medicine

WED, JUL 22, 2015 (49:22)

This is 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.

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Dan Bird is the director of volunteers at Floating Hospital for Children and the driving force behind this new book from Union Park Press.

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