Ward in the Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital, Tokyo, c. 1910.

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Ward in the Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital, Tokyo, c. 1910. Located in the Hiroo neighborhood of Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, the Japanese Red Cross Central Hospital was completed in 1891 where the former estate of the Horita daimyo once stood. A 500-year old ginkgo tree from the original grounds still stands in front.

See also:
Japan Red Cross Society commemorative postcard, c. 1937.
15th International Conference of the Red Cross commemorative postcard and stamps, Tokyo, 1934.
“Imperial Princesses Making Bandages”, Russo-Japanese War, c. 1904.

“The Red Cross Hospital at Tokyo is Japan’s pride amongst hospitals.

“It is located in large and beautiful grounds, highly cultivated in Japanese fashion; the day I was there it was snowing and the trees and shrubs were covered, making a beautiful picture … It is a beautiful hospital, constructed on a pavilion plan and every building, including the nurses’ home, connects with the central corridor.

Red Cross Central Hospital, Tokyo, c. 1920.

“As the hospital covers a large area of ground, the buildings are fairly far apart and the covered corridors enable one to pass under cover from one building to the other. It is wonderfully clean and orderly and everything that can be polished is polished.

“It accommodates three hundred patients, has four hundred nurses, of three hundred are students. The number of students appear large, but at least one-third are first-year students who do not go to the wards.

“The first-year students are in class or study for about eight hours a day during the first year. They are taught nursing procedure in the ward, there is no demonstration room, but we could see evidence of good teaching in general nursing technique from the making of beds to the operating room.”

“Nursing Education in Japan”, by Anna C. Jamme, The American Journal of Nursing, June 1923

Private room and cooridor, Red Cross Central Hospital, Tokyo, c. 1920.

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