Tag Archives: Annabelle Slingerland

Charite hospital

Annabelle Slingerland Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands (Spring 2017)   On November 14, 1709, King Frederik I of Prussia planted a small seed that over the following three centuries grew, branch by branch, into one of the foremost medical research and treatment centers in the world.   Plague House, 1709 The Plague, later […]

Scutari Crimean War Hospital

Annabelle S. Slingerland and Robin Seeley Leiden University Medical Center, Medical Faculty, the Netherlands Map of the battlefields and hospitals at the Crimea and Black Sea 1854-6, Manuel Lopez Parras 2a Death announcement in The Daily Graphic on 15 August 1910 referring to Florence Nightingale as the Lady with the Lamp in Longfellow’s poem While hospitals are […]

Ellis Island Hospital, from quarantine to freedom

 Ellis Island Hospital Overview U.S.National Archives (12) Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands (Summer 2015) The recent news and concerns about immigration into Europe and other parts of the world bring to mind similar events and fears prevailing in the years during which millions of people immigrated into the United States […]

Westerbork Hospital – a blessing in disguise

Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands (Fall 2015) Westerbork Hospital from the outside This year Westerbork Hospital in the east of the Netherlands celebrates its seventieth anniversary, not of its birth but of its closure. Despite its well-deserved reputation for medical care, it was part of Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Westerbork, a Nazi concentration […]

Craiglockhart Hospital, head above the parapet

Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands (Spring 2015)  Craiglockhart War Hospital You are in World War I, back in its notorious trenches, hearing uninterrupted shooting, deafened from the shells, smelling cordite and dead bodies, fellow soldiers fall back on you, wounded or dead, grey with mud. War neurosis, nervous breakdown, neurasthenia or […]

Alcatraz Hospital revisited – patients behind bars

Annabelle Slingerland, MD, DSc, MPH, MScHSR Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands (Summer 2015)   Alcatraz Island While many hospitals and their locations become historic icons for the accomplishments of their staff, Alcatraz Hospital is famous for its very walls, its infamous patients, and treatment. It was a hospital inside a maximum security U.S. […]

The Song of Diabetes

Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands J. Wouter Jukema Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands (Winter 2015) We would like to thank Dr. Robin Seeley and Rosemary McNally. Preface Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are now so routinely diagnosed and treated that we rarely consider their origins. However, this distinction did not […]