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Sauvage, Lester R. (1926-2015)

Pioneering heart surgeon Lester R. Sauvage's first career goal was to become a Major League baseball player. His forceful mother insisted that he focus on his education instead. He entered medical sch...

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Schmidl, Fritz (1897-1969)

Viennese-born Fritz Schmidl, lawyer, social worker, and author of numerous articles on social work, law, and applied psychoanalysis, arrived in Seattle with his wife, child psychoanalyst Dr. Edith Bux...

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Seattle's First Hill: King County Courthouse and Harborview Hospital -- A Slideshow

This slideshow is a scrapbook of photos on the development of Seattle's First Hill -- from the steep Profanity Hill of the old King County courthouse days (1890-1930) to the building of Harborview Hos...

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Shu, Dr. Ruby Inouye (1920-2012)

Dr. Ruby Inouye Shu was the first Japanese American woman physician in Seattle and an icon in the local Japanese community. Her general practice was in Seattle’s Nihonmachi or Japantown. She deliver...

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Smallpox Epidemic of 1862 among Northwest Coast and Puget Sound Indians

This file describes the 1862 smallpox epidemic among Northwest Coast tribes. It was carried from San Francisco on the steamship Brother Jonathan and arrived at Victoria, British Columbia, on March 12...

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Smallpox Outbreak in New Tacoma (1881)

Smallpox struck New Tacoma, a recently platted town encompassing much of what later became downtown Tacoma, in October 1881. The outbreak sickened an official count of 80 people and killed 14 by the t...

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Smart Sr., Phil M. (1919-2013)

Phil Smart started selling automobiles in 1952 in Seattle and built the area's first and most-successful Mercedes-Benz dealership. He gave much of his time and effort to community service, particularl...

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Smith, Henry A. (1830-1915)

Henry A. Smith, M.D. was a Seattle physician who developed property on the west slope of the neighborhood of Queen Anne, part of which bears the name Smith Cove. Named after him as well are Smith Stre...

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Spokane Veterans Administration Memorial Hospital

World War II drew to a close in 1945, but there remained a great need for hospitals to treat the enormous numbers of veterans that returned home from the conflict. The City of Spokane was chosen as th...

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Swedish Medical Center (Seattle)

At the turn of the twentieth century Seattle's medical community was largely dominated by hospitals run by religious orders and small, infirmary-type hospitals. When Dr. Nils A. Johanson arrived from ...

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The 1918 "Spanish Flu" Pandemic in Washington

The misnamed "Spanish Flu" pandemic peaked in late 1918 and remains the most widespread and lethal outbreak of disease to afflict humankind worldwide in recorded history. Small mutations in a flu viru...

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The Hospital on Profanity Hill -- A History of Harborview Hospital (Seattle)

This history of Harborview Medical Center and its predecessor hospitals by Josephine Ensign, who teaches health policy and health humanities at the University of Washington, is part of her larger work...

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