On this day in 1916 the first operation was performed at the newly founded Warwick Hospital. (more)

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“Warwick in History” – On this day in 1916 the first operation was performed at the newly founded Warwick Hospital. The hospital had been started by Dr. M. Renfrew Bradner Sr., surgeon and son of Dr. Henry Bradner, in the former Servin Homestead on Forester Avenue, which had been built in 1835. This has been the V.F.W Building and is presently being preserved by the Historical Society of the Town… of Warwick.
There were twenty beds, a nursery, x-ray facilities, and a laboratory in the 1916 hospital. An ambulance was made by Harvey McPeek from a Winton limousine given by Mrs. Edward B. Lewis Sr. The stretchers were flexible because the doctors, who were the ones who carried the patients to the operating room, had to go upstairs and downstairs and around corners. The doctors then scrubbed up for the operations.
After World War I, Dr. William Aten and Dr. Bernrad Hrug. When he returned to his hospital in Warwick, these men came to work with him. Later associates at the Warwick Hospital were Drs. Hartley Dewey, George Gould, and Harry Sayre Sr.