Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital

Founded: Established 1882; incorporated 1885
Location: 186 Franklin St. (1882-); 625 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1882/09/14
    NotesNew Hospital. The Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, the organization of which was effected last spring, will shortly be opened at No. 186 Franklin street. The property to be occupied by the hospital has a frontage of about seventy-five feet and contains in addition to the house, a large and well-shaded side yard, so that it is well adapted to the purpose to which it is proposed to devote it. The location is central and easily reached from all part of the city. Diseases of the eye, ear and throat will be treated at the hospital free of charge, as the institution depends for its support upon voluntary contributions. It is proposed to open a dispensary department for the treatment of visiting patients next week, and the hospital, where those who require longer or closer attention will be received, will be opened soon thereafter.
    Source: Sun (Baltimore), 14 September 1882
  • Dates: 1882/09/19
    NotesHospital Opening and Dispensary Consolidation The Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, No. 186 Franklin street, opened its outpatient or dispensary department yesterday. The institution is a consolidation of the Eye and Ear Dispensary of the Church Home, North Broadway, the Baltimore Charity Eye and Ear Dispensary, Central Avenue, the eye and ear department of the Baltimore General Dispensary, Liberty street, and the Baltimore Throat Dispensary, Park avenue, all of which have been discontinued. The staff of the hospital is made up of specialists formerly connected with those institutions, as follows: Eye and ear, Drs. Samuel Theobald, S.L. Frank, Russell Murdock and I. Bermann; throat, Drs. J.H. Hartman, Samuel Johnston and John N. McKenzie; consulting surgeons, Drs. Alan P. Smith, L. McLane Tiffany, Christopher Johnson and Oscar J. Coskery; consulting physicians, Drs. Samuel C. Chew, G.W. Miltenberger, Rigin Buckler and Ferd. J. Chatard, Jr. The hospital is supported by volunteer contributions, and treatment will be supplied free of charge to the poor. The in-patient department, provided with free beds, will be opened about October 1. The officers of the institution are as follows: Hon. Geo. Wm. Brown, president; John W. McCoy, Samuel G. Wyman, vice-presidents; Clayton C. Hall, treasurer; John N. Mackenzie, M.D., secretary; finance committee, Wm. H. Perot, C. Morton Stewart, Mendes Cohen, W.S. Rayner; board of trustees, John Lee Carroll, Ernest Knabe, C. Morton Stewart, Wm. H. Perot, T. Edward Hambleton, Samuel G. Wyman, Jno. W. McCoy, W. S. Rayner, Samuel H. Lyon, T. Harrison Garrett, Mendes Cohen, S. Teackle Wallis, Wesley A. Tucker, Geo. Wm. Brown, Clayton C. Hall.
    Source: Sun (Baltimore), 19 September 1882.
  • Dates: 1901
    Notes: (Estab. 1882, incor. 1885), 625 west Franklin St. Object.– Free medical advice and in necessary cases, free hospital treatment for indigent sick of Maryland suffering from diseases of the eye, ear, or throat; no limitations as to district,color, etc. A charge of 10 cents for medicine is made to those able to pay. Management.– Board of men managers; with an auxiliary board of women visitors. Income.–Derived from subscriptions, board of patients, and from the Supervisors of City Charities, by whom the hospital is used for the care of a limited number of city patients. Number of patients treated free (1900) 4627; white, 2919; colored, 1734.
    Source: Charity Organization Society, Directory of the Charitable and Beneficent Organizations of Baltimore together with Legal Suggestions, Etc. Baltimore: : 52
  • Dates: 1920
    NotesAmounts appropriated for state-aided institutions, from the Maryland Manual, 1921-1922.
  • Dates: 1961
    Notes: Women’s Hospital has sold its building and equipment to the Baltimore Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, the hospitals said in a joint announcement yesterday.Part of the Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital property at 1214 Eutaw Place is to be taken over by the city’s renewal agency, forcing it to move.
    Women’s Hospital and the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital have acquired 42 acres of land on grounds of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital at Towson and plan to construct new quarters to be know as the Greater Baltimore Medical Center….
    See: “Sale Aired by Hospital” Sun Aug. 16, 1961
  • Dates: 1964
    Notes: Temporarily blocked by a suit filed by a minority of its governing board, Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital has lost its chance to move to Baltimore county and merge with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, sources close to the hospital said yesterday….
    See: “Hospital Merger Plan Seen Blocked by Court Action” Sun Nov. 24, 1964.
  • Dates: 1965
    Notes: The Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital plans to complete a merger with the Maryland General Hospital Tuesday….
    See: “2 Hospitals Soon Merge” Sun Apr. 11, 1965
  • Dates: 1966
    Notes: Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital will be relocated into a seven-story wing of 106,000 square feet to be constructed at Maryland General Hospital, Linden avenue at Madison street, at an estimated cost of $3,000,000….
    See: “Eye Hospital Set” Sun Dec. 4, 1966
  • Dates: 1968
    Notes: Today is moving day for the Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, Inc. which this weekend is occupying a new $3,750,000 wing of Maryland General Hospital on Howard Street….
    See: “Eye, Ear Hospital Moving” Sun Dec. 1, 1968