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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

New Hospital

(Site of Building 5)

 
 
New Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. New Hospital Marker
Inscription. This new hospital building replaced the old tubercular hospital (buildings 10 and 11) in 1936. It was state of the art when constructed and boasted a bed capacity of 85 patients and the first elevator in the state of New Mexico.

Doctors that were stationed at Fort Stanton were tubercular patients themselves. The photo above shows the building that occupied this location before the hospital. It was originally built as a quartermaster warehouse and later converted to the facility power plant that burned coal to produce electricity and steam.

‘In general, the children (of the hospital staff members) were discouraged from contact with the patients by the mere fact that tuberculosis often left a patient weak and frail. Quiet and rest needed by a patient was not compatible with noisy, fun-loving kids.’

Betsy Grillo Lowery, resident as a child
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.691′ N, 105° 31.569′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Parade Ground near New Mexico Route 220. Click for map. Marker faces the parade ground and the post flagpole and is only accessible by walking. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
New Hospital at Fort Stanton Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. New Hospital at Fort Stanton Historic Site
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks / Dining Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Administration (within shouting distance of this marker); Buildings 17 - 20 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away); Guardhouse (about 300 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Stanton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains of historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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