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Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Wilde, William H
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Orthopedic Hospital, founded by Charles LeRoy Loman in 1911, began as a clinic for children with crippling disorders and was originally located on Figueroa Street. In 1922 the first hospital was completed, and was located on Ord Street; it was replaced 37 years later, in 1959, with a second, larger hospital that was located at 2400 S. Flower Street. When Dr. Lowman established this hospital, he was the only orthopedic specialist (also sp. "orthopaedic") between San Francisco to New Orleans, and due to the fact that the field was so new, he invented many treatments himself. One of these 'inventions' was to turn a fishpond on the Orthopedic Hospital grounds into a therapy pool for children with polio - two years before Franklin D. Roosevelt, a polio sufferer, discovered the 88-degree waters at Warm Springs, Georgia. Since then, the orthopaedic program has dramatically grown to the point where the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (as it is now named) sees more children with potentially crippling disorders than any other facility in the United States, and a third, yet larger hospital, is currently under construction.
Photograph caption dated January 30, 1959 reads, "Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital will benefit from North Hollywood Junior Woman's Club 'Hearts and Flowers' benefit ball on Feb. 7 in Golden Valley Auditorium. Making decorations for event are, from left, Mmes. Francis Waters, Leslie Allen and Keith Grinnell."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
North Hollywood Junior Woman's Club
Orthopaedic Hospital
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Decoration and ornament--California--Los Angeles
Fund raisers (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Committees--California--Los Angeles
Parties--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Women--Societies and clubs
Charitable contributions
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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