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Chicago doctors send greetings from 1962

Contents of Grant Hospital time capsule | Courtesy Eric Nordstrom

Contents of Grant Hospital time capsule | Courtesy Eric Nordstrom

In 1962, doctors at Chicago’s Grant Hospital left a letter for those who followed them 50 years later, offering their predictions about what the practice of medicine would look like in 2012.

The letter, and other contents of a time capsule, were revealed recently by Eric Nordstrom,who owns and operates Urban Remains, an architectural salvage firm.

Nordstrom found the capsule when the hospital building was demolished in 2009. At that time, he returned some of the box’s contents, such as reports, to the surviving doctors who wrote them. But he has made the letter public only recently, in an article on the Urban Remains website. Continue reading →

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