While Charlotte drank coffee in Charleston, South Carolina, her husband James prepared to move from the Tent City field hospital, near Petersburg, Virginia, to the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond. James’right knee and leg were injured December 1864 in the battle of New Market Heights and Fort Harrison, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia. The Confederate triumphed, but the many wounded, included James, were carried to the nearby field hospital. Now with the war over, the tent hospital must come down. All patients are to go the Richmond hospital for an examination by the chief medical doctor.
Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital is the first public hospital to be established in the United States of America. The hospital was opened in the year 1902 and it was operational until 1930. The entity was a detention facility for immigrants who wanted to access the country but the authorities had found them unfit. The hospital was used to hold the emigrants as their requests were being reviewed. Some of the emigrants were processed into the country and others were sent back to their countries of origin.
Touring the Glore Psychiatric Museum The fist sense that you get upon entering the Glore Psychiatric Museum is the eerie feeling that someone else is watching you. That could have been true a few years ago when the collection was exhibited in a ward at St. Joseph State Hospital in Missouri. It was known as the State Lunatic Asylum #2 until the year 1899. Most of the ill patients were treated with modern-day medicine and released. The new museum is located just outside the prison fence of the converted prison.
Building fifty was the hospitals first and main building and was designed by architect Gordon W. Lloyd is was a three story victorian heart of the hospital. 50,000 patients resided there being treated for mental illnesses, later tuberculosis, typhoid, dishtheria, and polio. Also dealt with great outbreaks of influenza, and other highly infectious pandemics and expanded greatly to meet the demand. Traverse City Asylum was the 3rd asylum opened in Michigan after Kalamazoo and Pontiac. In the asylums underground tunnels were built to transport patients from wing to wing without expossing them to the elements or each other.
Miner explains that these medicine men "have an imposing temple or latispso" in every community. The latispso is another word for hospital. Miner continues to explain the various reasons the people go to latispso ceremonies when they are very ill. He makes the ritual seem like it is either a traumatic or positive experience, depending on what needs to be done at the latispso. I would not want to receive medical treatment at the latispso in the Nacirema culture because, according to children, "that is where you go to die" (Miner).
The asylum was originally named the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. The asylum admitted any individuals who displayed legal insanity; “ legal insanity was defined as anything other than normal. Treatment included work around the asylum, attending chapel, exercising in the gymnasium and playing games in the amusement hall like croquet, billiards, and bowling”(Insanity). Doctors believed physical labor could cure mental illness and used patients from the facility to construct each building, including the Brattleboro Retreat Tower to deal with the influx of patients in the 1900’s. Treatment at the asylum seemed stagnant, as, “about 65% of patients discharged would later return, proving that while treatments were getting deeper into the heart of mental illness, many advancements were needed” (Insanity).
One of them was being that Tubman had to go through brain surgery, in order to correct some injuries from previous years. At an old age, she was also admitted into a rest home named after her. At the end of Harriet Tubman’s life, her health decreased. Tubman died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913, at the age of 88-93. She was buried with full military honors, in Auburn, New York.
Twenty years prior to the war, the first form of anesthesia was used on a patient in order to remove a tumor from their neck. The use of anesthetics was scarce, only until its use skyrocketed during the course of the Civil War. Anesthesia brought new opportunities for medical workers to use on their wounded patients. The Union and Confederate armies both benefited dramatically from the introduction of chloroform: it was non-flammable and allowed surgeons to perform various procedures on soldiers by reducing pain quickly, and
What is Kolcaba’s comfort theory? Between the year 1900 and 1929, comfort care was the goal for both medicine and nursing. Patient’s recovery was thought to be due to comfort. However, the focus on comfort care seemed to decline and it was only retained for patients’ at the end of life, with no other treatment options obtainable (March & McCormack, 2009). Kolcaba developed her comfort theory after conducting a concept analysis of comfort that examined literature from medicine, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, ergonomics and English.
The case involves Frances Hector versus Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Hector had a defective pacemaker implanted at the hospital. Hector then attempted to sue Cedars-Sinai claiming that they were primarily involved in selling the pacemaker and providing the services of implanting the device was secondary. The question is who won? What about the policy that supports the mixed sale doctrine?
On March 30, 1842 he successfully removed a tumor from James Venable under sulfuric-ether. James woke up in a little discomfort, and no memory of the surgery. However, he did not publish his findings in writing. He also was a surgeon during the Civil War to both sides in Athens, Georgia. In 1846, Dr. William Morton was wrongly credited of being the first person to have used sulfuric-ether as a sedative for surgery.