A drawing of a hospital in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

A Hospital in Honolulu

A drawing of a hospital in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

Soldiers at the doctor's.

Hospital

Soldiers at the doctor's.

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Hospital

An illustration of Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

An illustration of the Marine Hospital located a the Brooklyn Navy-Yard.

Hospital

An illustration of the Marine Hospital located a the Brooklyn Navy-Yard.

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

Hospital, Black and White

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

Hospital, Color

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

The United States Marine Hospital is a historic Greek Revival hospital building in Mobile, Alabama. Construction began in 1838 and was completed in 1842. IT was designed by architect Frederick Bunnell and was operated by the Marine Hospital Service from opening until it closed, in 1952. It treated Confederate and Union soldiers during the American Civil War.

Marine Hospital

The United States Marine Hospital is a historic Greek Revival hospital building in Mobile, Alabama.…

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

Hospital, Outline

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

Hospital, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a hospital is located nearby.

"Naval hospital and battery at Portsmouth, VA." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Naval hospital

"Naval hospital and battery at Portsmouth, VA." — Frank Leslie, 1896

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

Nurse

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

Nurse

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

An illustration of injured soldiers laying in beds.

Injured Soldiers

An illustration of injured soldiers laying in beds.

The hospital was described as ancient in 1215 and was named after Thomas Becket — which suggests it may have been founded after 1173 when Becket was canonized. However, it is possible it was only renamed in 1173 and that it was founded when St. Mary Overie Priory founded in 1106 in Southwark. At the end of the 17th century, the hospital and church were largely rebuilt by Sir Robert Clayton, president of the hospital and a former Lord Mayor of the City of London. He employed Thomas Cartwright as architect.

St. Thomas's Hospital

The hospital was described as ancient in 1215 and was named after Thomas Becket — which suggests…

An illustration of soldiers on a Civil War hospital steamer.

Hospital Steamer

An illustration of soldiers on a Civil War hospital steamer.