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When Ichabod Washburn died in 1868, he provided funds for the creation of this hospital. It was originally located in the mansion of Samuel Davis in the same site as it is now, on Belmont Street.
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When Ichabod Washburn died in 1868, he provided funds for the creation of this hospital. It was originally located in the mansion of Samuel Davis in the same site as it is now, on Belmont Street.
James Farris - Report this comment
I worked at this hospital in 1977 when I was 17...It was a great place to work. I worked in the Centrans dept. I now live in Cleveland Ohio and work at The Cleveland Clinic foundation, but still remember the good times here.
Robert A. Doyle - Report this comment
This old retired Marine spent many a nite on the porch of the nurses home having a bliss filled few minutes of good night smooching with my love Judy K. (Where is she now?) Ahh, the sixties! Bob Doyle
Skip Harrington- April 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember clearly back in the 1940's when I was about 10 or 12 years old, there was entrance to the hospital on Kendall Street. When you went in and turned left down the corridor, there was a great big old wooden elevator on your right. It was operated by pulling on a rope which passed through holes in the ceiling and the floor. Don't ask me how it worked. I have no idea.
davemonahanjr- November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
had my tonsils yanked by dr rice in 1969 i was 11 your escort was not allowed to stay a stiff nurse intercepted you near a creepy elavater just off a corridor with standing water on bear cement i decided real fast that we were below ground level very traumatizing to this day
jim sadowski- July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Remember them elivators with a rope/cable used to start and stop. No push buttons for a floor. Some times required a step of a 12 inches to exit and reach the floor.
Mike Zingarelli- February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I lived within a stones throw of the hospital for a number of years--I distinctly remember the round ward (the clarke ward)
Wiliam Moore- February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Ichabod Washburn is my Great Great Grandfather--Proud to say
Dave Nylund- August 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I have very personal memories of Memorial Hospital. In August 1955 when I was six I was rushed to the Hospital by my neighbor Ethel Carlberg in her Desoto. I had fallen out of a tree and broke 4 ribs and punctured a lung. It was a Sunday and they had to call the surgeon to operate on me. His name was Dr Paul Ware. He saved my life. Very sadly I never got to thank him before my mother told me he died.
Patricia N Brow- December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
attended nursing school-1952-1955, will never forget the tornado event, the Dr.set up a triage unit in ER, and the look of the faces of the folks when they arrived at the hospital-memories of Dr. Brook, Dr. Kirkendall and many others-a great 3 years
Joe Lemoine- July 20, 2015 - Report this comment
My brother keeps telling me he was born in 1945 at Lincoln Hospital in Worcester and I say Memorial Hospital. I find no history of a Lincoln Hospital. Can someone help me?

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