Founded: Opened January 1, 1890 as City Hospital
Location: City Spring lot; Calvert and Saratoga Sts., Baltimore, MD
TITLE: National Child Labor Committee No. 954. 1-legged boy. Neil Gallagher, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Born January 14, 1891. Went to work at about 9 years. Worked about two years in breaker. Went inside at about 11 years. “Tripper,” tending door. 83 cents [a] day. Injured May 2, 1904. Leg crushed between cars. Amputated at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes Barre. “Baltimore Tunnell” – “Black Diamond” D. & H. Co. Thomas Lewellin Superintendent (inside boys); Samuel Morgan, Superintendent. In Hospital 9 weeks. Amputated twice. No charge. Received nothing from company. “Was riding between cars and we aren’t supposed to ride between them.” No written rules, but they tell you not to. Mule driver (who was on for first day) had taken his lamp and he tried to reach across car to get it. Slipped between bumpers. Been working in breakers since. Same place $1.10 a day. Work only about 1/2 time. Work about 6 hour day. Left 3 months ago. Been in N.Y. – no work. Trying to get work in Poolroom. Applicant at Bureau for Handicapped, 105 E. 22nd Street, N.Y. Nov. 1, 1909. Father living, (Mother dead.) Miner same place. Hurt month ago Rock fall. 2 brothers 25, 27. Home 15 Pennsylvania St. Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
CALL NUMBER: LOT 7483, v. 1, no. 0954[P&P] LC-H5- 954
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-nclc-04573 (color digital file from b&w original print)
Mercy Hospital and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Private collection.
Mercy Hospital – photo of a nun and a nurse in the nursery. Hughes Studio Photograph Collection, PP 30. Maryland Historical Society
Mercy Hospital Building. Images from the History of Medicine Collection, Order No. A027651. National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division
- Levin, Alexandra Lee, “When the Old Mercy Hospital was New” Maryland Historical Magazine (59): 323-340