Stitches in time: HCMC Hx

Take a journey though more than 150 years of the history of health care in Hennepin County…decade by decade.   Throughout the months of August and September, an exhibit created by the Hennepin County Medical Center’s History Center will be showcased in the lower level of the Hennepin County Government Center.

Starting in 1871 with Cottage Hospital ( later became St. Barnabas) the exhibit tells the stories of hospitals, doctors, epidemics, treatments and breakthroughs  through a combination of photos, objects, statistics and documents, including an orange carved by a patient during the typhoid epidemic in 1906,  a model of the current hyperbaric chamber and many other fascinating objects. Continue reading “Stitches in time: HCMC Hx”