Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: diabetes and endocrinology

  • The $84.77 Hospital – St. Vincent

    Terri SinnottChicago, Illinois, United States What in the United States could be purchased with $87.44 in 1881?  In that year Bishop Francis Silas Marean Chatard and four Daughters of Charity1 took that sum and funded the first Catholic hospital in Indianapolis. Chatard had been born in 1834 in Baltimore and his initial calling was medicine. …