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Lowell History: The Isolation Hospital

The Lowell Isolation Hospital, later called Meadowcrest Hospital. Officially opened in 1920. Partially opened in 1918 to treat victims of the Spanish Flu.

The Isolation Hospital

1921 Newspaper articles (most from the Lowell Sun)

  1/29/1921 1 29 1921 nurses underpaid pt 2
1/29/1921 1 29 1921 nurses underpaid
2/1/1921 2 1 1921 thinks patients who can should pay
2/2/1921 2 2 1921 obituary
2/5/1921 2 5 1921 preferred not to comment
2/10/1921 2 10 21 estimates are high
2/11/1921 2 11 1921 budget estimates
2/12/1921 2 12 1921 seeks more money from state
3/1/1921 3 1 1921 asked for too much pt 1
3/1/1921 3 1 1921 asked for too much pt 2
3/3/1921 3 3 1921 budget voted
3/11/1921 3 11 1921 money needed
3/11/1921 3 11 1921 several bills were approved
3/12/1921 3 12 1921 extravagant allowance
3/14/1921 3 14 1921 the mayor economy
3/16/1921 3 16 1921 appropriation cut
3/16/1921 3 16 1921 period of isolation
3/19/1921 3 19 1921 Lowell has 7 hospitals
3/21/1921 3 21 1921 cost of government
3/23/1921 3 23 1921 Finance Report
4/9/1921 4 9 1921 many calls for city aid
4/9/1921 4 9 1921 slight decrease in local death rate
4/27/1921 4 27 1921 medical society meeting
4/28/1921 4 28 1921 Lowell doctor honored
5/5/1921 5 5 1921 Death notice
5/5/1921 5 5 1921 Funeral notice
5/7/1921 5 7 1921 Death notice and city death rate
5/10/1921 5 10 1921 new charter features old charter defects
5/16/1921 5 16 1921 Death notice
5/20/1921 5 20 1921 inspected hospital
5/21/1921 5 21 1921 screens for hospital
5/24/1921 5 24 1921 features of new charter explained
5/24/1921 5 24 1921 Ultra-Violet at Lowell page 7
5/24/1921 5 24 1921 ultra-violet at Lowell text close-up
5/24/1921 5 24 1921 ultra-violet at Lowell
5/25/1921 5 25 1921 ask extension of ticket zone
5/27/1921 5 27 1921 do not favor car fare extension
5/31/1921 5 31 1921 carried flowers to veterans
6/18/1921 6 18 1921 Trial of new cure for TB pg 14
6/18/1921 6 18 1921 Trial of new cure for TB
6/25/1921 6 25 1921 Smith vetoes use of new TB serum
7/1/1921 7 1 1921 safe and sane fourth here
7/1/1921 7 7 1921 break even on carnival
7/9/1921 7 9 1921 council holds special meeting
7/14/1921 7 14 1921 nurse appointed
7/19/1921 7 19 1921 Finance Department report
7/25/1921 7 25 1921 Monthly inspection
9/12/1921 9 12 1921 Death notice
9/16/1921 9 16 1921 inspected hospital
10/18/1921 10 18 1921 Death notice
10/24/1921 10 24 1921 Christmas at the Isolation Hospital
10/31/1921 10 31 1921 fractured his arm
11/15/1921 11 15 1921 Death notice
11/28/1921 11 28 1921 Fire headline
11/28/1921 11 28 1921 Fire pg 9 continued
11/28/1921 11 28 1921 Fire pg 9 photo 
11/28/1921 11 28 1921 Fire pg 9
11/29/1921 11 29 1921 fire Globe
11/30/1921 11 30 1921 crippled alarm system pt 1
11/30/1921 11 30 1921 crippled alarm system pt 2
12/2/1921 12 2 1921 Electric Light Customers
12/2/1921 12 2 1921 lighting company reports progress
12/21/1921 12 21 1921 city council meeting
12/24/1921 12 24 1921 holds special meeting
12/27/1921 12 27 1921 Contract for packing pipes
12/27/1921 12 27 1921 more hydrants needed
12/31/1921 12 31 1921  the mayor valedictory

1922 Newspaper articles (most from the Lowell Sun)

1/10/1922 1 10 1922 Health Board inspects hospital
1/17/1922 1 17 1922 two departments with lower budgets front page
1/17/1922 1 17 1922 two departments with lower budgets pg 11 
1/24/1922 1 24 1922 first annual report pt 1
1/24/1922 1 24 1922 first annual report pt 2
1/24/1922 1 24 1922 first annual report pt 3
2/6/1922 2 6 1922 charges of incivility
2/7/1922 2 7 1922 incivility charges hearing
2/21/1922 2 21 1922 budgets reduced front page
2/21/1922 2 21 1922 budgets reduced pt 2
3/11/1922 3 11 1922 $1200 for superintendent of nurses
3/16/1922 3 16 1922 Erysipelas case
3/17/1922 3 17 1922 heavy rains walks in bad condition
3/18/1922 3 18 1922 substantial cuts
3/21/1922 3 21 1922 budget estimates cut
3/21/1922 3 21 1922 fruit trees AND spitting and flu
3/28/1922 3 28 1922 damaged trees pruned
3/30/1922 3 30 1922 plans for a club show
4/5/1922 4 5 1922 councilors visit hospital
4/24/1922 4 24 1922 paid too much for pork and pie
4/25/1922 4 25 1922 mixed fresh pork for fresh fowl
5/9/1922 5 9 1922 national hospital day
5/10/1922 5 10 1922 taxi service bills gasped
5/11/1922 5 11 1922 visiting day Hospital day pg 1
5/11/1922 5 11 1922 visiting day Hospital day pg 10 continued pt 2
5/11/1922 5 11 1922 visiting day Hospital day pg 10 continued
5/12/1922 5 12 1922 woodland fire
5/16/1922 5 16 1922 city camp being considered pt 2
5/16/1922 5 16 1922 city camp being considered
5/17/1922 5 17 1947 Quarter Century Ago National Hospital Day
6/7/1922 6 7 1922 plan outdoor health camp pt 1
6/7/1922 6 7 1922 plan outdoor health camp
6/13/1922 6 13 1922 cared for at summer camp
6/14/1922 6 14 1922 Health Board weekly report
6/17/1922 6 17 1922 needs money to last out the year
6/19/1922 6 19 1922 request cut to $10,000
6/20/1922 6 20 1922 routine meeting front page
6/20/1922 6 20 1922 routine meeting
7/10/1922 7 10 1922 summer camp at Isolation Hospital
7/15/1922 7 15 1922 health camp text only
7/15/1922 7 15 1922 health camp with picture
7/20/1922 7 20 1922 must cut expenditures front page
7/20/1922 7 20 1922 must cut expenditures pt 2
7/27/1922 7 27 1922 ex-big leaguer George Lefty Tyler
9/30/1922 9_30_1922 sun cure not new pt 1
9/30/1922 9_30_1922 sun cure not new pt 2
9/30/1922 9_30_1922 sun cure not new pt 3
9/30/1922 9_30_1922 sun cure not new pt 4
10/10/1922 10 10 1922 more money for hospital
10/20/1922 10 20 1922 city's financial standing page 3
10/20/1922 10 20 1922 obituary
10/27/1922 10 27 1922 oppose state controls of isolation hospitals
11/25/1922 11 25 1922 Dr. Simpson's visits
11/28/1922 11 28 1922 city departments that are short front page
11/28/1922 11 28 1922 city departments that are short pg 10 pt 1
11/28/1922 11 28 1922 city departments that are short pg 10 pt 2
11/28/1922 11 28 1922 city departments that are short pg 10 pt 3
12/12/1922 12 12 1922 may run a little short
12/30/1922 12 30 1922 old fire pungs are ready

1923

1/3/1923 1 3 1923 TB gradually being conquered
1/17/1923 1 17 1923 report by matron of childrens home
1/27/1923 1 27 1923 cost increase
1/27/1923 1 27 1923 cost increase front page
2/9/1923 2 9 1923 petition for the acceptance of West Meadow Road
2/14/1923 2 14 1923 where budget commission cut Front page pt 1
2/14/1923 2 14 1923 where budget commission cut pt 2
2/14/1923 2 14 1923 where budget commission cut pt 3
2/14/1923 2 14 1923 Medical Liberty League anti-vaxxers
3/1/1923 3 1 1923 the mayor's budget pt 1
3/1/1923 3 1 1923 the mayor's budget pt 2
3/3/1923 3 3 1923 local mortality rate
3/3/1923 3 3 1923 figures not sufficiently large pt 1
3/3/1923 3 3 1923 figures not sufficiently large pt 2
3/3/1923 3 3 1923 figures not sufficiently large pt 3
3/7/1923 3 7 1923 council favors figures front page
3/7/1923 3 7 1923 council favors figures pt 2
3/7/1923 3 7 1923 council favors figures pt 3
3/7/1923 3 7 1923 council favors figures pt 4
3/21/1923 3 21 1923 health board inspects
3/21/1923 3 21 1923 Pillsbury Estate transferred
4/6/1923 4 6 1923 preventative week in TB
4/9/1923 4 9 1923 entertainment at hospital
5/2/1923 5 2 1923 cure announced
6/4/1923 6 4 1923 concert at hospital
7/3/1923 7 3 1923 health camp soon to open
7/11/1923 7 11 23 health camp with picture front page 
7/11/1923 7 11 23 health camp pt 2
7/12/1923 7 12 1923 4 depts will exceed appropriations front page
7/12/1923 7 12 1923 4 depts will exceed appropriations pt 2
7/12/1923 7 12 1923 4 depts will exceed appropriations pt 3
7/20/1923 7 20 1923 fresh water lobster
7/23/1923 7 23 1923 health camp opens for boys front page
723/1923 7 23 1923 health camp opens for boys pt 2
7/24/1923 7 24 1923 second annual report pt1
7/24/1923 7 24 1923 second annual report pt 2
7/27/1923 7 27 1923 it was a crawfish
7/27/1923 7 27 1923 crawfish page 14
7/30/1923 7 30 1923 depts seek aid
7/30/1923 7 30 1923 high standard milk
7/30/1923 7 30 1923 depts seek aid pt 2
7/31/1923 7 31 1923 legislative committee well pleased pt 1
7/31/1923 7 31 1923 legislative committee well pleased pt 2
8/6/1923 8 6 1923 hospital in good shape
8/7/1923 8 7 1923 extravagantly managed pt 1
8/7/1923 8 7 1923 extravagantly managed pt 2
8/7/1923 8 7 1923 extravagantly managed pt 3
8/7/1923 8 7 1923 extravagantly managed pt 4
8/7/1923 8 7 1923 extravagantly managed pt 5
8/13/1923 8 13 1923 mayor recommends investigation front page
8/13/1923 8 13 1923 mayor recommends investigation pg 3
8/14/1923 8 14 1923 Mayor's letter
8/15/1923 8 15 1923 editorial about cost
8/28/1923 8 28 1923 Mayor and Board State House meeting
9/5/1923 9 5 1923 paralysis victim
9/7/1923 9 7 1923 board conducting investigation
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct pt 2
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct pt 3
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct pt 4
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct pt 5
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct back page pt 1
9/12/1923 9 12 1923 Board vindicates Smith Mayor will conduct back page pt 2
9/13/1923 9 13 1923 Board of Health report front page
9/13/1923 9 13 1923 Board of Health report pt 2
9/13/1923 9 13 1923 Board of Health report back page pt 1
9/13/1923 9 13 1923 Board of Health report back page pt 2
9/18/1923 9 18 1923 Mayor hospital investigation
9/19/1923 9 19 1923 held conference at hospital
10/2/1923 10 2 1923 modern Pied Piper front page
10/2/1923 10 2 1923 modern Pied Piper pt 2
10/2/1923 10 2 1923 modern Pied Piper pt 3
11/5/1923 11 5 1923 brush fire
11/24/1923 11 24 1923 paralysis rate high
12/7/1923 12 7 1923 handshaking and doorknobs pt 1
12/7/1923 12 7 1923 handshaking and doorknobs pt 2
12/29/1923 12 29 1923 no agreement snow controversy

1924

  2 11 1924 first committee meeting
  2 13 1924 hospital committee meets
  4 1 1924 committee hearings begin pt 1
  4 1 1924 committee hearings begin pt 2
  4 1 1924 committee hearings begin pt 3
  4 1 1924 committee hearings begin pt 4
  4 1 1924 committee hearings begin pt 5
  4 3 1924 committee second meeting colorless pt 1
  4 3 1924 committee second meeting colorless pt 2
  4 8 1924 committee report worthless pg 1
  4 8 1924 committee report worthless pg 9 cont pt 1
  4 8 1924 committee report worthless pg 9 cont pt 2
  4 10 1924 TB council meeting nutrition
  4 11 1924 committee visits and questions Smith pt 1
  4 11 1924 committee visits and questions Smith pt 2
  4 11 1924 committee visits and questions Smith pt 3
  4 12 1924 radio sets at hospital
  4 12 1924 Committee will vist hospitals
  4 12 1924 Committee will vist hospitals pt 1
  4 12 1924 Committee will vist hospitals pt 2
  4 22 1924 mayor engaged counsel
  4 23 1924 committee investigation letter
  4 23 1924 Committee visits Middleton
  4 25 1924 executive session Monday
  5 2 1924 In the face of probes more patients
  5 6 1924 Committee spice page 1
  5 6 1924 spice committee page 13 pt 1
  5 6 1924 spice committee page 13 pt 2
  5 6 1924 spice committee page 13 pt 3
  5 6 1924 spice committee page 13 pt 4
  5 9 1924 veterans efficiently cared for pt 1
  5 9 1924 veterans efficiently cared for pt 2
  5 10 1924 Hospital inquiry ends pt 1
  5 10 1924 Hospital inquiry ends pt 2
  5 10 1924 Hospital inquiry ends pt 3
  5 10 1924 Hospital inquiry ends pt 4
  5 20 1924 Order Nurses Changed
  5 20 1924 Hospital tp get clean bill
  5 24 1924 any too much cooperation
  6 2 1924 vindication
  6 3 1924 firemen month lay off
  6 4 1924 committee final report
  8 19 1924 another investigation
  8 19 1924 another investigation pt 2
  8 19 1924 another investigation cont pg 10 pt 1
  8 19 1924 another investigation cont pg 10  pt 2
  9 9 1924 propose changes
  9 11 1924 less room for criticism
  9 16 1924 Dr Drury commended Mrs S Salary
  excerpt from Am J of Pub Health 1924
  9 29 1929 Death notice
  10 16 1924 auditor 9 month report
  10 16 1924 account not closed
  10 21 1924 Board of Health meeting
  10 24 1924 asked for entrance to be widened
  10 28 1924 Death notice
  11 11 1924 Board of health meeting
  11 17 1924 death rate statistics pt 2
  11 17 1924 Death notices
  11 17 1924 death rate statistics pt 1
  11 25 1924 Death notice
  12 4 1924 isolation hospital short of funds pt 2
  12 4 1924 isolation hospital short of funds pt 1
  12 6 1924 Death notice
  12 9 1924 to give public results of milk tests
  12 12 1924 Death notice
  12 16 1924 visiting physicians named
  12 16 1929 Board asks for $5000
  12 17 1924 Christmas blankets
  12 18 1924 patients at the Isolation Hospital

1926

1 12 1926 Board Annual Report.
1 14 1926 many TB cases in district
1 27 1926 firemen seek pay increase
3 1 1926 Lowell hospitals photos pt 3
3 1 1926 Lowell hospitals photos pt 4
3 1 1926 Lowell hospitals photos pt2
3 1 1926 Lowell hospitals photos.jpg
3 3 1926 Spring riot by Yale freshmen
3 3 1926 Your Health in 1926 pt 2
3 3 1926 Your Health in 1926 pt 3
3 3 1926 Your Health in 1926
3 11 1926 TB Council elects officers
3 12 1926 increases in Board's estimates pt 2
3 12 1926 increases in Board's estimates
3 31 1926 wants more money for hospital
4 2 1926 council allows increase
4 9 1926 from chickens not cows
4 12 1926 invaluable work for children
4 21 1926 jazz dancing and TB
5 1 1926 Child Health Day
5 19 1926 pay increases for employes
5 26 1926 fire threatened hospital
6 22 1926 milk contract for hospital
6 30 1926 saving the children - no fewer than 790 cases
7 8 1926 for purification of milk pt 1
7 8 1926 for purification of milk pt 2
7 9 1926 Dr. McNamara in charge of health camp
7 12 1926 health camp opened today pt 1
7 12 1926 health camp opened today pt 2
7 13 1926 financial statements
7 14 1926 bids for fire hose and milk
7 21 1926 transfer from hospital to camp
8 3 1926 superstition real menace
8 20 1926 camp closed with pageant pt 1
8 20 1926 camp closed with pageant pt 2
8 23 1926 to elect director of school hygiene
9 21 1926 school hygiene head
9 22 1926 TB hospital controversy pt 1
9 22 1926 TB hospital controversy pt 2
9 22 1926 the county hospital proposition
9 23 1926 insurance of city buildings
9 27 1926 the hospital proposition pt 1
9 27 1926 the hospital proposition pt 2
9 28 1926 hospital as a county TB hospital
10 2 1926 Communists rename TB
10 2 1926 county commissioner frowns pt 1
10 2 1926 county commissioner frowns pt 2
10 2 1926 county commissioner frowns pt 3
10 6 1926 sun's rays given carefully 
10 7 1926 control TB protection urged
10 8 1926 investigate care of TB patients pt 2
10 8 1926 investigate care of TB patients pt 3
10 8 1926 investigate care of TB patients
10 9 1926 Rogers to visit Rutland
10 14 1926 malnutrition of children
10 19 1926 Lowell patients at Rutland
11 5 1926 public charges right to vote
11 9 1926 keep within appropriation or close
11 10 1926 emphatic order pt1
11 10 1926 emphatic order pt2
11 13 1926 25 years ago Diphtheria
11 13 1926 help reduced at hospital
11 15 1926 Corbett for Mayor ad
11 16 1926 employe discharge hearing
11 23 1926 given a hearing
11 24 1926 only name on list
12 7 1926 compulsory to plow snow
12 11 1926 golf tournament
12 19 1926 milk bids pt 1
12 19 1926 milk bids pt 2
12 21 1926 Dr. Leo King elected to staff
12 27 1926 girl starving body
12 28 1926 cutting a wide swath
12 28 1926 was looking for place to land

1927

1 4 1927 The drive for economy
1 25 1927 plans investigation of Health Dept continued
1 25 1927 plans investigation of Health Dept front page
1 27 1927 Back of Cold spell broken
1 28 1927 ended the year with large balances front page
1 28 1927 ended the year with large balances
2 8 1927 Ayer Home thanks
2 17 1927 Investigate local Health Department
2 21 1927 trio of hen thieves
2 26 1927 continue hencoop case
2 28 1927 struck by automobile
3 4 1927 to name physicians continued
3 4 1927 to name physicians pg 1
3 15 1927 brothers sent up
3 15 1927 Chicken thief Globe
3 19 1927 city's death rate
4 5 1927 Typhoid carrier under observation
4 9 1927 heavier than was anticipated
4 12 1927 help reduction
4 13 1927 hospital overrunning monthly appropriation
4 23 1927 Old Timer - 25 years ago cost exceeded expectations
4 26 1927 discontinue vacations with pay
5 10 1927 must take orders from Supt
5 24 1927 discharged gardener
5 28 1927 gardener reinstated
6 8 1927 would organize new health centre
6 21 1927 investigation of diet front page
6 21 1927 investigation of diet pg 1
6 21 1927 investigation of diet pg 3 pt 1
6 21 1927 investigation of diet pg 3 pt 2
6 23 1927 Health Board visits
6 28 27 no milk Sun front page pt 2
6 28 27 no milk Sun front page pt 3
6 28 27 no milk Sun front page
6 28 1927 hospital food question continued
7 6 1927 bad food claim
7 28 1927 needs of the children's health camp
7 30 1927 excessive cost
8 16 1927 front page
8 16 1927 TB article and annual report Sun
9 27 1927 Boston Globe fourth case in a fortnight
12 1 1927 County may take over
12 1 1927 legislation to be requested continued
12 12 1927 TB hospital conference and health survey
12 12 1927 TB hospital conference front page
12 21 1927 health survey board reports
12 22 1927 health survey report editorial