City dressing station Medan

Hospitaal Medan, gebouwd 1874 (114743)

Hospital Medan about 1880
(KITLV 114743)
Legend: Completely installed by my husband Feikema Ley in 1874

The picture tells that the old Stadsverband of Medan was completed in 1874.  Kouwenaar, De gezondheidszorg ter Oostkust van Sumatra 1911-1935 (Health care Eastcoast Sumatra): Government and private initiative worked together in initiating health care. Previously, health care was confined to the old Stadsverband with an indigenous doctor as manager. The hospital had during its existence many names: Inlandsch hospitaal (Gouvernementsbesluit  21 January 1910 no. 24), Gouvernements Burgerlijke Ziekeninrichting  ( Decision Chief DVG of 30 August 1927 no. 16553)  and Mannenhospitaal after 1921 to 1930. In 1921, nursing of female patients was transferred to a new Vrouwenhospitaal (Female hospital) and this hospital looked after midwife care in the town of Medan too. In 1930 the old Stadsverband was replaced by a new municipal hospital.

Medan was the main town of the Government of the Eastcoast of Sumatra and of the division Deli and Serdang and the Sultanate Deli.The town had 75,000 inhabitants, of whom 4,000 Europeans and 30,000 Chinese. The town had a municipal council and a mayor (Gonggryp 1934, 825).

See also General hospitals 1940- Google maps, for the location of town and hospital.

See also the Grote Atlas van Nederlands Oost-Indie (Asia maior/knag, 2003). The pages 98-101 provide an extensive townmap of Medan, including hospitals.

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