Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, 1954
also are wooden construction and narrow. Note how hard nurse is working to push man on gurney up the ramp. Wheel chair patients cannot make it up without help. Going down, wheel chairs occasionally run away with the patient. In a 42-bed paraplegic ward, there may be 20 men who are entirely unable to help themselves. In case of fire, results can be imagined. Patient on bed being pushed by nurse Betty Koland. Jim Dwyer in wheelchair being pushed by Col. W.R. MacBrien. 53/54: This is a 'storeroom' in a paraplegic ward. It should be an entrance hall. There are no other places in which to store spare gurneys, laundry baskets, and similar equipment. The 'storeroom' is in the middle of the ward, with patient cubicles on each side. Nurse Frances Petersen is trying to make the best of it. Patient at telephone is Gerald Watson. Patient coming through in wheel chair is Bob Wright. Show to W. Woolard as soon as dry".