Chicago Lying-In Hospital

Chicago Lying-In Hospital

Chicago Lying-In Hospital
Cornerstone Laying 2
II: Buildings and Grounds
Pictured from right, Mrs. Mortimer Singer, Dr. Joseph B. DeLee, University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins, and civic leader Janet Ayer Fairbank at the Chicago Lying-In Hospital cornerstone laying ceremony, November 5, 1929. Dr. DeLee established the Lying-In Hospital as an independent institution in 1895 to make modern obstetric methods available to indigent mothers. The hospital's low death rates helped convince mothers to give birth in hospitals rather than at home. Affiliation with the university gave the hospital a new building on the Midway, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was founded with Dr. DeLee as head.
Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977 | DeLee, Joseph Bolivar, 1869-1942 | Fairbank, Janet Ayer, 1878-1951 | Singer, Mortimer, Mrs. | Building ceremonies | Cornerstones
Photographic prints; 19.3 x 23.7 cm
Schmidt, Garden & Erikson
5841 S. Maryland Avenue | University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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