smallpox cases in Lowell
Massachusetts state law – “Every city in the Commonwealth shall establish within its limits and keep itself constantly provided with one or more isolation hospitals for the reception of persons having smallpox or any other disease dangerous to the public health.” Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts in the Year 1901 (Chap.171, pages 108 - 109)
Diphtheria cases in Lowell
Tuberculosis added to the list of contagious diseases
Tuberculosis camp opens
Massachusetts state law – Chap.365 An act to revise the laws relative to the establishment and maintenance of pest houses by cities and towns.
Massachusetts state law – Chap.183 An act to authorize the state board of health to define what diseases are to be deemed dangerous to the public health.
Massachusetts state law – Chap.480 an act to provide for the compulsory notification and registration of tuberculosis and other diseases dangerous to the public health.
Proposed site - City Farm
Massachusetts state law – Chap.613 An act relative to the maintenance of isolation hospitals by cities and towns.
Proposed site - Pillsbury estate
Hospital opened temporarily for influenza pandemic
Hospital formally opened
Filled to capacity
Investigation of diet
“county may take over”
“Tuberculosis only contagious disease cause in January”
“may lose its state subsidy”
Health Board holds hearing/complaints of patients
Scarlet fever outbreak in Lowell
“a charge of assault”
The Great Flood
Hiss-Y dysentery controversy
Desperate need for nurses
“The help there are poorly paid”
Hospital may close due to shortage of help, high maintenance costs
Sleeping sickness cases
Excellent results with streptomycin
Repairs and improvements
Name change to Meadowcrest Hospital
Rocky Marciano visits patient at the Meadowcrest Hospital
Massachusetts state law – Chap.538 An act creating facilities for care of the aging.
Massachusetts state law – Chap. 559 An act relative to hospital care for tuberculosis patients.
Farris Memorial Hospital closes
Meadowcrest becomes a model
proposed bill would close Meadowcrest
Massachusetts state law – “An Act Providing for Reorganization of Tuberculosis Care, Treatment and Control in the Commonwealth” to establish programs aimed at controlling and eradicating tuberculosis in the commonwealth.
Meadowcrest to close Jan 1
school plans approved
“the new school to be constructed in Pawtucketville”