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Jul 09 - Aug 31

Virtual Exhibit- Caring for Dallas: A History of Our Hospitals


Take a look at the history of Dallas hospitals in this virtual exhibit, with host Rose-Mary Rumbley. In the early nineteenth century, most Americans gave birth and endured illness and even surgery at home. They belonged to a largely rural society, and few would ever have occasion to visit a hospital. Hospitals in the United States emerged from institutions, notably almshouses, that provided care and custody for the poor. Thus, rooted in the tradition of charity, the public hospital traces its ancestry to the development of cities and community efforts to shelter and care for the chronically ill, deprived, and disabled. Though modest in their origins, public hospitals have grown into multifaceted municipal institutions. This online exhibit tells the history of hospitals and caring for the sick in Dallas.


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The Hall of State in Fair Park
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
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All Day Daily through Aug 31
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