(The following is the final portion of Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson’s keynote speech at the Baruch Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, 2012.) Through the front door of the hospital visitors encountered a reception room and superintendent’s office on the right and a doctors’ clinic and a proposed dispensary on the left. The wards at the rear were reserved for the charity patients, one wing for African-Americans and one wing for whites, with 13 beds in each. The second floor rooms contained 22 beds reserved for paying patients, 30 when there were emergencies.
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