The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Other Hospitals

Contrary to popular belief, there were more than two.

Medford May Have Fine New Hospital.
    The largest real estate deal in Medford city property in five years was consummated Saturday, according to the Medford Sun, when Dr. E. H. Porter bought from Dr. E. B. Pickel the quarter block opposite the federal building on Sixth and Holly streets, for a consideration of $6,000. The deal was made through Earl S. Tumy.
    Dr. Porter plans the erection immediately upon the site of a private sanitarium and hospital to cost $15,000. The plans for the building are now in the hands of the architect and will be ready early next week.
    Other details regarding the new project are in the course of formation.
Jacksonville Post, April 7, 1917, page 1

    Drs. Dow & Dow are fitting up a building of 18 rooms at Medford and will move their hospital from Central Point about April 1st. The Dow hospital has made an excellent record during the past six years at Central Point, and the rapidly increasing business demands more room to accommodate its patrons. During the remainder of March the hospital at Central Point will be open as usual.
"Local News," Jacksonville Post, March 16, 1918, page 3

    In another column appears the ad of the Dow Hospital, Drs. Dow and Dow having moved this institution from Central Point to Medford, first of this month, on account of lack of room in their former quarters for the handling of the rapidly increasing business. Both of the doctors reside at the hospital and give every case their personal attention and care. We cheerfully recommend the institution to our readers.

"Local News," Jacksonville Post, April 6, 1918, page 3

    Verni Stephenson and Miss Pearl Watkins, of Watkins, Oregon, were married at the Medford Sanitarium Monday afternoon, Rev. D. E. Millard officiating. Miss Watkins was a patient at [the] sanitarium, recovering from an attack of typhoid fever and being unable to leave the hospital, had the ceremony performed in her room. The wedding day had been set long before the young lady was taken ill. Both of the young people are well known here.

"Local News," Jacksonville Post, May 24, 1919, page 3

    Thursday morning at the Dow hospital in Medford, a very difficult and delicate surgical operation was performed on Ray Blackburn, former motorman on [the] S.O. Traction car, who was crushed between logs while unloading a car at the Applegate Lumber Co.'s mill last summer. A section of the backbone was removed, and substitutes for the protection of the spinal cord were made to take the place of the injured vertebra which was removed.

"Local News," Jacksonville Post, June 21, 1919, page 3

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