St. John's Infirmary Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 03.607 W 087° 52.816
16T E 428320 N 4767866
Quick Description: St. John's Infirmary Historical Marker at the corner of North Ave and Lake Dr in Milwaukee, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 12:09:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM21JP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 23

Long Description:
"Wisconsin's First Public Hospital - 1848

Founded May 15, 1848, with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul providing direction and nursing. St. John's Infirmary offered Wisconsin's first public hospital care under the supervision of the patient's physician. (Prior institutions merely isolated the sick: no medical care was given.)

St. John's original location was the southeast corner of Jackson and Wells Streets. In 1855 it was moved downtown, and, in 1858 was built on this site on three acres given by the City. The name was changed to St. Mary's Hospital.

It was also a Marine Hospital for Great Lakes seamen. During the civil War, the sisters cared for as many as 110 casualties at one time. A famed chief surgeon here was Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott. His achievements included the first recorded kidney removal, on June 4, 1861.

Erected 1966
The State Medical Society of Wisconsin"
County: Milwaukee

Location: Building

MarkerID: 155

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