‘For the convenience and comfort of the persons employed by them’: The Lowell Corporation Hospital, 1839-1930’

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Abstract

The first industrial hospital in America opened in 1840 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Lowell Corporation Hospital was sponsored by the town's textile employers for ninety years. This article analyses the contextual complications surrounding the employers' sustained funding of the hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-64
Number of pages20
JournalMedical History
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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Keywords

  • medical history
  • industrial hospital
  • Lowell Corporation Hospital

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