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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.

1930

1 8 1930 Board must act
1 8 1930 state recommends
1 9 1930 Lose state subsidy Globe
1 14 1930 will survey health forces
1 21 1930 discuss additional requirements called for
1 22 1930 if state subsidy has been withdrawn
2 11 1930 state recommended changes would increase expenses
2 12 1930 state subsidy loss $12000
3 4 1930 hospital may be opened to family doctors
3 18 1930 private physicians may treat
3 24 1930 inmates entertained
4 5 1930 fire in rear of hospital
4 15 1930 dog that bit was rabid
4 16 1930 warning to dog owners
4 17 1930 Easter program
4 21 1930 program given
5 7 1930 appeals game law violation
6 17 1930 alleged dearth of medical supplies pt 1
6 17 1930 alleged dearth of medical supplies pt 2
6 17 1930 alleged dearth of medical supplies pt 3
8 2 1930 named acting hospital head
8 5 1930 analyze water and away for the month
8 7 1930 150 at health camp pg 1
8 7 1930 150 at health camp pg 2
8 22 1930 meningitis case
8 27 1930 Health Camp closing exercises
8 28 1930 many attend closing exercises with photos pt 1
8 28 1930 many attend closing exercises with photos pt 2
8 28 1930 many attend closing exercises with photos pt 3
10 1 1930 doctor's pay held up
10 7 1930 Fire Globe
10 8 1930 Health Camp used for rifle practice
10 21 1930 wandering minstrel
10 28 1930 claims prices high
11 4 1930 Board meeting
11 12 1930 probe excessive use of towels and linen
11 18 1930 no funds for automatic stoker
12 2 1930 discuss dump problem
12 9 1930 Mayor approves Smith pay
12 11 1955 old timer Smith receives pay from 1930
 

1932

1 13 1932 shops violating law
1 14 1932 Low bid milk contract
2 2 1932 Gift of radios
2 4 1932 scarlet fever no room at hospital
2 5 1932 scarlet fever emergency declared pt 1
2 5 1932 scarlet fever emergency declared pt 2
2 15 1932 Talk on TB
4 4 1932 daily health survive TB
4 12 1932 TB causes TB clinic pt 1
4 12 1932 TB causes TB clinic pt 2
4 12 1932 TB causes TB clinic pt 3
4 20 1932 needs liquor for patients
5 3 1932 liquor permit discussion postponed
5 10 1932 Nurses get day off
5 24 1932 hospital wards filled
6 9 1932 ambulance duty by orderlies
6 14 1932 Board to inspect hospital
7 6 1932 summer health camp opens
7 12 1932 rating questioned nurse requests permanent status
7 13 1932 balance remains
7 16 1932 Gumpus Road fire
7 19 1932 firemen injured and treated
7 25 1932 probably a small sum for hospital
7 26 1932 requested supplementary appropriation
8 2 1932 wants state to share costs
8 3 1932 supplemental appropriations pg 1
8 3 1932 supplemental appropriations pt 2
8 3 1932 supplemental appropriations pt 3
8 17 1932 milk not properly ordered pt 1
8 17 1932 milk not properly ordered pt 2
8 17 1932 milk not properly ordered pt 3
8 17 1932 milk not properly ordered pt 4
8 17 1932 milk not properly ordered pt 5
8 18 1932 State may assist on costs
8 22 1930 praises aid workers for water main
9 14 1932 water main laid maybe swimming pool
9 26 1932 daily health service bad hygiene
10 11 1932 clock purchase
10 15 1932 charity workers near completion of project with photo pt 1
10 15 1932 charity workers near completion of project with photo pt 2
10 15 1932 charity workers near completion of project with photo pt 3
10 15 1932 charity workers near completion of project with photo pt 4
10 15 1932 charity workers near completion of project with photo pt 5
10 26 1932 no new garage to be built
11 1 1932 defends purchase of clocks
11 1 1932 Halloween party same night
11 8 1932 transfer for salaries of extra nurses
11 30 1932 Christmas Seals ad
11 30 1932 Christmas Seals sale
12 1 1932 Fin Com frowns on $1000 order
12 6 1932 TB increasingly dangerous at present pt 1
12 6 1932 TB increasingly dangerous at present pt 2
12 7 1932 council overrides Fin Com AND Cow hearing.jpg
12 9 1932 current TB statistics
12 13 1932 part-time work for hospital firemen
12 19 1932 new pipe settled it
12 21 1932 bids opened
12 24 1932 lost and found avoid trouble

1933

1 7 1933 milk contract awarded

1 16 1933 steam mistaken for smoke

1 17 1933 prison made blankets

1 18 1933 Mayor cut $5000

1 23 1933 gets permission to buy blankets here

1 31 1933 balanced diet pt 1

1 31 1933 balanced diet pt 2

1 31 1933 balanced diet pt 3

1 31 1933 balanced diet pt 4

1 31 1933 wants lower prices

2 10 1933 Health Board must curtail

2 14 1933 employees working on stagger system

2 17 1933 charity case family had $7000

2 21 1933 Health Board inspects

2 28 1933 bring home Lowell patients

3 15 1933 boundary stones

4 25 1933 finances discussed

5 5 1933 brush fire seen by Robin Hill observer

5 9 1933 finances discussed at length

5 16 1933 necessary reductions will be considered

5 16 1933 pay wages of orderlies

5  18 1933 board to  cut costs

5 20 1933 Discontinuing hospital would save $20,000

5 22 1933 staff wants hearing

5 23 1933 hospital hearings Thursday

5 26 1933 position is abolished

5 31 1933 Salary cut stands

6 3 1933 postpone hearing

6 6 1933 will be held Monday

6 19 1933 to grant pay cut hearing

6 30 1933 city closes case on $7000 account

7 11 1933 children flock to camp with pool

7 12 1933 The Health Camp editorial

7 17 1933 car strikes child uninjured

7 17 1933 Mass for children at camp

7 22 1933 will be celebrant a Mass

7 28 1933 letter asking for funds

7 28 1933 supplementary appropriation

8 1 1933 no action on closing of hospital

8 2 1933 passes supplemental appropriations

8 15 1933 Dr. Dursthoff retires

8 21 1933 hoping for many more summers

9 15 1933 petition for review in Duffy case

10 10 1933 plans for vacation coverage

10 14 1933 commission names officers pt 1

10 14 1933 commission names officers pt 2

10 14 1933 new Diptheria cases reported

10 19 1933 city wages war against Diptheria

11 8 1933 record number at Diptheria clinic

11 24 1933 30 patients may be removed to homes pt 1

11 24 1933 30 patients may be removed to homes pt 2

11 25 1933 more retrenchment meeting subject

11 27 1933 cooperate or resign pt 1

11 27 1933 cooperate or resign pt 2

11 27 1933 cooperate or resign pt 3

11 29 1933 Health Board to check equipment

12 2 1933 city auditor

12 6 1933 crisis reached pt 1

12 6 1933 crisis reached pt 2

12 6 1933 crisis reached pt 3

12 7 1933 Boston Globe fail to get funds

12 7 1933 no solution to financial tangle

12 9 1933 old timer 25 years

12 12 1933 $30,000 before city council

12 13 1933 council organizes tax title loan pt 1

12 13 1933 council organizes tax title loan pt 2

1934

      Robbery suspect articles

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pg 2

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 1

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 2

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 3

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 4

8 11 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 5

8 11 1934 Carroll Smith fails to raise bail

8 12 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald Page 1

8 12 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald Pt 2

8 12 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald Pt 3

8 12 1934 theft Globe pt 3

8 12 1934 theft_Globe pt 4

8 12 1934 theft_Globe pt 5

8 12 1934 theft_Globe pt 6

8 12 1934 theft_Globe_Page_2

8 13 1934 Carroll F Smith discussion of Carroll H Smith Boston Herald 8-13-1935 pg 14

8 13 1934 Carroll F Smith discussion of Carroll H Smith Boston Herald 8-13-1935 pg 2

8 13 1934 Carroll F Smith discussion of Carroll H Smith Boston Herald pg 3

8 13 1934 Carroll F Smith discussion of Carroll H Smith Boston Herald pt 1

8 13 1934 fingerprints not suspect

8 13 1934 robbery_Globe_Page_1

8 13 1934 robbery_Globe_Page_2

8 14 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 1

8 14 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 2

8 14 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 3

8 14 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 4

8 14 1934 Carroll Smiths lawyer

8 14 1934 confident of acquittal

8 14 1934 theft Globe

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun 2

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 1

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 2

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 3

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 4

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 5

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 6

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 7

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 8

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 9

8 15 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun pt 10

8 15 1934 Carroll Smith faces accusers

8 15 1934 Carroll Smith fights for aquittal

8 15 1934 Carroll Smith takes witness stand

8 15 1934 court clears Smith

8 16 34 Cleared Globe_Page_1

8 16 34 Cleared Globe_Page_2

8 16 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald pt 1

8 16 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald pt 2

8 16 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald pt 3

8 16 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Boston Herald pt 4

8 16 1934 Carroll Francis Smith Lowell Sun EXONERATED

8 16 1934 Carroll Smith another Lowell man suspected

8 16 1934 Carroll Smith Just verdict

8 16 1934 Carroll Smith Sun cartoonist another suspected

11 1 1959 25 years ago review of case

Isolation Hospital articles

1 2 1934 Bruin cuts staff Anna Moran pt 1

1 2 1934 Bruin cuts staff Anna Moran pt 2

1 2 1934 Bruin cuts staff Anna Moran

1 9 1934 Boston Globe holds up contracts

2 15 1934 slashes budget pt 1

2 15 1934 slashes budget pt 2

4 25 1934 Boston Globe conversion plan opposed

5 13 1934 Smith assault probe continued

5 15 1934 before Board of Health

5 15 1934 Board interrogates Smith pt 1

5 15 1934 Board interrogates Smith pt 2

5 15 1934 Board probes claim

5 16 34 Maid Charge Globe

5 17 1934 nurse witness in assault case pt 1

5 17 1934 nurse witness in assault case pt 2

5 17 1934 resumes probe

5 17 1934 the present mess

5 18 1934 hears charges

5 19 1934 takes charge under advisement

5 21 1934 finding expected

5 22 1934 Board suspends sixth hearing

5 22 1934 Smith Board suspends pt 1

5 22 1934 Smith Board suspends pt 2

5 23 1934 McNamara now directs

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pg 14 pt 3

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pg 14 pt 4

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pg 14 pt 5

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pg 14 pt 2

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pg 14 pt 1

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pt 1

6 8 1934 Smith public hearing pt 2

6 11 1934 SMITH DECISION due tomorrow

6 11 1934 Smith defense opening pg 3 pt 1

6 11 1934 Smith defense opening pg 3 pt 2

6 11 1934 Smith defense opening pg 3 pt 3

6 11 1934 Smith defense opens pg 1

6 13 1934 Smith definitely out

6 16 1934 mortality rate

6 16 1934 Smith inactive for 60 days

6 22 1934 may ask court review

7 9 1934 health camp opens

7 9 1934 Smith seeks review

7 9 1934 Smith seeks review AND health camp

7 19 1934 brush fire

7 27 1934  golf course suggested

8 7 1934 Mahony defends health board pt 1

8 7 1934 Mahony defends health board pt 2

8 7 1934 Mahony defends health board pt 3

8 7 1934 Mahony defends health board pt 4

8 10 1934 two concerts

8 11 1934 nurse on honor roll

8 14 1934 board fails to act and diphtheria

8 15 1934 case against Smith flops pt 1

8 15 1934 case against Smith flops pt 2

8 15 1934 case against Smith flops pt 3

8 22 1934 pest ambulance

9 10 1934 baker appointed

9 10 1934 city bonded debt

10 24 1934 concert at hospital

10 25 1934 review of case continued

10 27 1934 sealed bids for equipment

10 31 1934 Halloween party pt 1

10 31 1934 Halloween party pt 2

11 1 1959 25 years ago review of case

11 21 1934 funds sought for classes

11 26 1934 school at hospital

12 17 1934 turkey dinner

12 21 1934 children enjoy party

12 22 1934 slip of a kid unhappy

12 28 1934 donations for boy in article