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Here's a look at Boston City Hospital's 1912 Christmas, with "vaulted ceilings and nearly empty rooms," says the New York Academy of Medicine's Center for History website.

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We find the image of the communal ward system and its elegant decorations eerily beautiful.

 

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Happy holidays, the next TBT from H&HN will be on Jan. 7, 2016.