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16 October 2014
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There are 4 messages in this section.

Samuel Cowan from Indiana.U.S.A.. Posted 19 Jul 2004.
Remember living in the tenements in Maryhill. Whenever anyone in the neighbourhood was suspected of having Scarlet Fever or Diphtheria the street was visited by a red and white striped ambulance from Ruchill hospital and there was always a fear that when it picked someone up that we wouldn't see them anymore. I had a tonsillectomy when I was 9 years old and still remember my mother dropping me off at the admission desk at Oakbank Hospital. There weren't any visitation in those days. Didn't see family for 3 days. Can't foprget how callous they were in the hospital in those days. The trip to the surgery and the rubber mask over the face with the ether. Had nightmares for years over this experience .
louise from glasgow. Posted 14 Dec 2004.
Did you know anyone called Hugh? You have the same last name as my grandfather.

Eddy Cavin from Glasgow. Posted 28 Nov 2005.
The virtual mitchell site has three snaps of the hospital taken in the 1960s.

Lucie Daoust from Ottawa, ON. Posted 12 Jul 2006.
I am French Canadian, born in 1949. I remember tonsillitis and having my tonsils removed at the hospital. My mother brings me to the hospital and hands me over to a nurse, without explanation. My throat is sore. The doors to the elevator close; I am holding this nurse's hand. I see my mother's shoes as the door closes. Then, jello and ice cream which to this day still mean swollen throat and sore face. I was a bright child and I wish my mother had explained what was happening to me. Scotland, Canada, Great Britain, I think we lived the same things at the same time.


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