Harold Blake Walker



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Download Preface: Introduction, Table of Contents (8.8 MB)

Download Chapter 1 The Way It Was, 1901-1920 (19.7 MB)

Download Chapter 2 Under New Management, 1921-1929 (12.9 MB)

Download Chapter 3 Devastated by Depression, 1930-1939 (14.4 MB)

Download Chapter 4 Period of Progess, 1940-1949 (14.2 MB)

Download Chapter 5 Continued Expansion, 1950-1959 (22.5 MB)

Download Chapter 6 Change in the Wind, 1960-1969 (19.5 MB)

Download Chapter 7 One Giant Step, 1970-1979 (20.2 MB)

Download Chapter 8 Past is Prologue, 1980-1987 (20.0 MB)

Download Appendix: IMMC Presidents of the Board of Trustees, Superindendents, Presidents of the Medical Staff (1.0 MB)


IMMC, Illinois Masonic, Chicago Union Hospital, history, Masons, Masonic Order


A history of Illinois Masonic Medical Center from 1921-1987. Included is the history of its precursor days as Chicago Union Hospital (1905-1920). Includes photos in Chapter 5 (Chicago Union Hospital, 1944 Nurses Home, 1947 new wing, 1952 polio unit, Warren Barr, Clement Stone).



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Caring Community: A History of Illinois Masonic Medical Center



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