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Humor in the hospital: how far can you go?

Humor in the hospital? Alexandra Robbins quote

That’s what Alexandra Robbins wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post last week (“Nurses make fun of their dying patients. That’s okay.“): “Humor has a place in hospitals, even if it’s dark, even if it’s derogatory — as long as it isn’t cruel.” Do you agree? And if you agree, how do you Continue Reading

Check out this amazing video from 1950 about the “hospital of the future”!

The hospital of the future, 1950 - video still

“Dream grounds for a dream hospital”: in this promo film from 1950 about a model Kaiser hospital, we see babies being slid through walls in “drawer-like bassinets”, suited husbands smoking endless cigarettes awaiting their wives’ childbirth, and hospital rooms with sliding doors that open up to a terrace with a swimming pool. Not to mention Continue Reading