First hospital ambulance

This year, the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine celebrated 150 years of excellence in medical education, research and patient care. In celebration, this week The Appendix will be highlighting stories and photographs from Carver history.

First hospital ambulance, State University of Iowa hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, 1920

“The ambulance was an electric bus built by Mr. Fisk about 1920. It was used for transportation of patients and nurses between University Hospital (now Seashore Hall) and Children’s Hospital. Most of the time it cound not get up the hills when loaded.”

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