Santo Tomás Hospital in Panama City

ID: SIA2010-0708 and Hitchcock 1084a

Creator: Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1923-1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118 and Record Unit 229, Box 14

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Summary

Some of the buildings of the new Santo Tomás Hospital located in Panama City, Panama. Smithsonian scientists visited Panama after a field station was created on Barro Colorado Island, now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in the Panama Canal watershed.

Author

Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935

Subject

  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924
  • Santo Tomás Hospital

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Scientists are on the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Smithsonian staff were in Panama with the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, who first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, now known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America.
  • The negative number #1084a is Hitchcock's negative number. The original photograph is located in Hitchcock's travel album. For other views of Santo Tomás Hospital see Negs. SUA2910-0710, SIA2010-0711 and SIA2010-0712.
  • Albert S. Hitchcock was a botanist with the United States Agriculture Department's Bureau of Plant Industry and Honorary Curator of Grasses at the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, Box 19, Folder: Volume 2 nos. 782-1118 and Record Unit 229, Box 14

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1923-1924

Restrictions & Rights

United States Department of Agriculture

Topic

  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitals--Panama

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2010-0708 and Hitchcock 1084a

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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