Robert Garrett Hospital for Children

Founded: 1889
Location: 27 N. Carey Street, Baltimore, MD

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1901
    Notes: ROBERT GARRETT HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (1889), 27 north Carey St.; Maryland telephone, Courtland 1328. City buildings closed from June 1 to September 15 of each year, when Hospital occupies the Robert Garrett Sanitarium for Children, at Mt. Airy, Maryland. Dispensary attached to Hospital. A general hospital for white children of 12 years of age and under. Admission. — By application at the Dispensary, between 12 m. and 1 p.m. daily, except Sunday. Incurable or imbecile children cannot be received. Every child must be seen by one of the four physicians connected with the Hospital before being admitted. Satisfactory guarantees must be given that the child will be removed when the Hospital management desires. Intended only for those unable to pay a physician; no fees charged. There are 26 beds in the Hospital proper, and 7 in isolation ward for contagious diseases. Assistance is sometimes given to patients to aid in procuring necessary apparatus for hip joint or spinal diseases, etc. Between 250 and 300 children are treated in hospital wards each year. Supported by Mrs. Robert Garrett.Present hospital outgrowth of a private dispensary started on Caroline Street near Monument Street, May 1885. Then known as the Grace Church Dispensary, though maintained by Mrs. Garrett.
    Source: Charity Organization Society, Directory of the Charitable and Beneficent Organizations of Baltimore together with Legal Suggestions, Etc. Baltimore: : 47-48