New Hospital

New Hospital (HM1M27)

Location: Fort Stanton, NM 88323 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.691', W 105° 31.569'

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(Site of Building 5)

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
HM NumberHM1M27
Year Placed2014
Placed ByFort Stanton Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 451125 N 3706272
Decimal Degrees33.49485000, -105.52615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.691', W 105° 31.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 41.46" N, 105° 31' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Black Jack Pershing Rd, Fort Stanton NM 88323, US
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