Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Laguna Honda Hospital, S.F.

Some SF sketching friends and I went out to Laguna Honda last Saturday--beautiful architecture and views.  The hospital has a long and proud history in SF, opening in 1867 to care for Gold Rush pioneers and continuing as an "almshouse"--a place of refuge for people who are chronically ill or improverished with nowhere else to go.

"God's Hotel" is an excellent, prize-winning book about the place--and about the practice of medicine in general--written by a long-time LH doctor ,Victoria Sweet.
Front entrance with statue of Florence Nightengale

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