Tag Archives: Annabelle S. Slingerland

Ferdinand Sauerbruch, father of thoracic surgery

Annabelle Slingerland Leon Lacquet Leiden, the Netherlands   Ferndinand Sauerbruch at a medical lecture at the University of Zurich, between 1910 and 1917. Source unknown. Accessed via Wikimedia commons. Source Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875-1951) was one of the most important thoracic surgeons of the first half of the twentieth century, remembered for pioneering a method that […]

The Beetham Eye Institute at the Joslin Diabetes Center

Annabelle S. Slingerland Boston, Massachusetts, USA   108 Bay State Road Spanning over three generations of leading ophthalmologists, the Beetham Eye Institute has contributed to major breakthroughs in diabetes eye care, from the first location of Dr. William P. Beetham’s ophthalmology practice at 108 Bay State Road in Boston to its current role as the […]

Scutari Crimean War Hospital

Annabelle S. Slingerland Robin Seeley 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 often idealized as peaceful places, Scutari […]

Ellis Island Hospital, from quarantine to freedom

 Ellis Island Hospital Overview U.S.National Archives (12) Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden, the Netherlands   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 of America. During that period, […]

Westerbork Hospital – a blessing in disguise

Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden, the Netherlands   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 camp that held persons selected […]

Craiglockhart Hospital, head above the parapet

Annabelle S. Slingerland Leiden, the Netherlands    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 “shellshock” follows you like your […]

The Song of Diabetes

Annabelle S. Slingerland J. Wouter Jukema The Netherlands   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 officially exist until it first appeared in the International […]