Whitehead Infirmary

Whitehead Infirmary (HM1YMF)

Location: Lake City, SC 29560 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.26', W 79° 45.039'

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Dr. James Whitehead (1906-2004) was a graduate of Lake City H.S. and the Medical University of S.C. After completing his internship at Spartanburg General, he returned to Lake City where he practiced medicine for 55 years. In 1938 he oversaw the construction of this two-story building, which was built as a 14-bed obstetric hospital. With few other local options for professional medical care, however, Whitehead Infirmary quickly became the primary acute care facility in town.
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Whitehead Infirmary was established at a time when childbirth was increasingly occurring outside of the home. By 1950 the majority of U.S. births took place in hospitals and Whitehead Infirmary was part of this shift in medical practice. In addition to obstetrics, Dr. Whitehead also performed general surgery and treated numerous victims of traumatic injuries. The infirmary closed in 1959, but Whitehead maintained a clinic here until his retirement in 1986.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByLynches Lake Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 615552 N 3748555
Decimal Degrees33.87100000, -79.75065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.26', W 79° 45.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 15.6" N, 79° 45' 2.34" W
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Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234-238 SC-341, Lake City SC 29560, US
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