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Reading Hospital through the years (1868-2018)

- Last modified: March 9, 2018 at 11:02 AM
Photo believed to be taken in 1929 is an early one of the ‘new’ Reading Hospital, which opened in 1926 on Seventh Avenue in West Reading. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital)
Photo believed to be taken in 1929 is an early one of the ‘new’ Reading Hospital, which opened in 1926 on Seventh Avenue in West Reading. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital)
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Photo believed to be taken in 1929 is an early one of the ‘new’ Reading Hospital, which opened in 1926 on Seventh Avenue in West Reading. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) The first Reading Hospital (the successor to the original Reading Dispensary) was occupied in June 1886 and was at Front and Spring streets in northwest Reading. This photo reflects an addition or two to the original. Hospital officials estimate that it was taken between 1891 and 1911. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Circa 1960: The premature baby ward at Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Circa 1960: A Reading Hospital nurse with a newborn baby. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Construction of the East Corridor at Reading Hospital in 1924 in West Reading. The ‘new’ Reading Hospital opened two years later. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) A nurse and patient in Reading Hospital in the 1970s. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Drawing of the Reading Dispensary on Court Street. The forerunner to Reading Hospital, the dispensary opened in 1868. It was replaced by the original Reading Hospital in 1886, which, in turn, was replaced by the 'new' Reading Hospital in West Reading in 1926. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday, dating to the opening of the dispensary in 1868. (Courtesy of Reading Hospital) 1950s: An ambulance at Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) 1970s: A Reading Hospital physician with her patient. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Undated photo: Various kinds of transportation were used to get to Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) 1940s: A nurse with a patient in the pediatric department at Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) In an undated photo, a class of nurses graduates at Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) Undated photo of the old Reading Hospital, which was occupied in 1886 until being replaced by the ‘new’ Reading Hospital in 1926. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) A former operating room at Reading Hospital. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital) The automobiles in the parking lot suggest this undated photo was taken in the first part of the 20th century after the ‘new’ Reading Hospital opened in West Reading. Reading Hospital this year celebrates its 150th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Reading Hospital)

 

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