MedHum Monday Book Review: Boston Floating Hospital

bostonfloating_coverThe Boston Floating Hospital no longer floats. Now part of the Tufts Medical Center, the Floating Hospital for Children is solidly rooted on Washington Street in downtown Boston. Founded in the late nineteenth century, it started life as a boat. In The Boston Floating Hospital: How a Boston Harbor Barge Changed the Course of Pediatric Medicine (2014), Lucy Prinz and Jacoba van Schaik tell its story with extensive references and illustrations with chapters on its contributions to pediatrics including its development of infant formula and early emphasis on family-centered care.

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