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U.S. Marine Hospital

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, U.S. Marine Hospital - Memphis, Tennessee

The marine hospital opened in 1884 in the historic French Fort neighborhood and consisted of six buildings – the surgeon’s house, a stable, the executive building, two wards, and the nurses quarter. The facility was originally used to treat Civil War soldiers and to conduct scientific research in hopes of finding a cure for yellow