Thursday, January 10, 2008

Longwood Hospital - I Found You!

The old Longwood Hospital, January, 2008


I was born at the Longwood Hospital on South Huntington avenue, so part of my interest in the institutions of the area is personal. I knew that the Longwood had closed, but I didn't know exactly when, and I didn't know what happened to the property. A little more refined searching has given me an answer. Apparently, the Longwood was the renamed Vincent hospital, already discussed here. I was led to this knowledge by the minutes of a meeting of the Jamaica Pond Association shown here.

The new facility , under constructing as shown above, will host a home for cancer patients who come to Boston for treatment, under the auspices of the American Cancer Society.

Isn't the internet cool? Now I know, once more, exactly where I was born. Can you say you were actually born in JP?

41 comments:

  1. I was born in Longwood hospital in 1968. I wish I could find a nice, old picture of the place.

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  2. No doubt someone has a good photo - we just need to find it.

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  3. Born in Longwood also, 1968

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  4. I was one of the last babies born here in 1970.

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  5. 1958:-) I believe they wouldn't let my Dad and Mom take me home till my Dad paid the rest of the 'deposit":-)))))))))))))) He never let me forget that:-)))

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  6. Born there in November 1971. I think this was the reason why I'm a transit fan - the trolleys were right across the street from the Longwood. For the longest time I thought I was born in Roxbury, but as it now turns out, I was actually born in JP!

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  7. I waiting on a call-back from my mom, but I am pretty sure I was born there in 1959.

    Lived on Hyde Park Ave and Walkhill St as a child.

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  8. I was also born in Longwood in 1955 and lived on Hyde Park Ave.

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  9. Let's keep hearing from Longwood babies!

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  10. I just found out I was born there too in 1960.

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  11. my name is kevin f callahan i was born at longwood hospital on jan 2nd 1964 the 8th of 9 children born to teresa and john callahan i resided in jp on seaverns avenue till 1986 god bless you for this post my email is johnny777@hushmail.com

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  12. My story is not a happy one. I lost a baby at Longwood Hospital in 1964. At the time, they would not tell me the gender, and I was not allowed to see the child. Does anyone know where the old records might be stored, if they exist at all? After all these years, I need to know. Thank you in advance for your help.

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    1. You can contact the Dept of Health and Human Svcs for the state. They keep all those records, so sorry for you loss. I will say a prayer for you and your angel.

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    2. sorry for your your loss. I hope you find what or maybe (with my fingers crossed) who your looking for.

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  13. I was born at Longwood Hospital on 8/21/58 baby boy.I am looking for birth family I was adopted through Boston Children's Service Association at 3 months old,there is a possibility that my mother's last name was Lishman??????????
    Allan/Philip

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  14. I was born a frank breech at Longwood hospital in 1969 then transferred to Boston Floating, as I was in danger of death.

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  15. Was born longwoodhospitaljamaciaplainmass 1954lived on Malta st mattapan .

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  16. Born at Longwood Hospital November 1950.

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  17. Born there in 1951.

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  18. does anyone know what happened to the medical records from the Longwood Hospital. I had 3 children born there and an operation for gallbladder. My last dealing with this hospital was in 1974 and I would love to recover the records. Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.

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    1. I was jsut told recently by a research physician in Boston that although all medical records do not live forever at the state. Pathology slides and records do. You can contact the Dept of Health & Human Svcs and give as much info as you can and they will try to retrieve it.

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  19. I believe the state has the records of closed hospitals.

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  20. Thank You, Mark B. I tried looking under Mass. Health and Hospitals, but couldn't see a site to go to, I will continue to search and probably have to resort to using snail mail or phone.

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  21. I was born at Longwood Hospital in 1955. My mom recently told me that I might have been a twin. She remembers the nurse saying "oh its twins" and then the nurse took something wrapped out of the room. She remembers the door shutting. Back then you didn't know the gender or if you were having multiple births.I don't know where to start but I'm going to check this out. Any ideas?

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  22. I was back in Boston visiting family just last week trying to find hospital my daughter (who has recently passed away) was born at in January 1967. Glad to come across this website. Answers some questions for me. Also brings back a lot of memories. I can show this picture to my 25 yr old grand-daughter as to where her mother was born. Thanks to whoever started this.

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  23. I was born in Longwood on November 1964. I weighed 11 lb 3 oz.

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  24. I am trying to locate neville campbell from maypen not sure where in the us he is living

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  25. Was born 6/3/1970 @ longwood. Does anyone know if they were a research hospital then? I only ask because I heard that they had chicken pox vaccination and I never had them...

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  26. MY SON WAS BORN IN LOGWOOD HOSPITAL JUNE 1948 AND MY DAUGHTR 1952-WAS A VERY NICE HOSPITAL-GLORIA

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  27. Feb 21 1959
    Longwood Hospital

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  28. Born at the Longwood Hospital 1960. Almost born at the Home for Little Wanderers next door. Aunt brought my mother to the wrong place. Funny now...

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  29. Born here 1964, great to jump in here with you all :)

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  30. Glad to have another Longwood baby - I never knew another one.

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  31. I was born at the Longwood hospital on Dec 26th 1958. I always thought the Longwood was on Longwood Ave. I'm kinda sad I wasn't born where I thought I was. I lived in East Boston when I was born. I'm not sure why my mom went all the way to JP. Now she is gone and I can't ask her why. Is it possible there's another Longwood hospital?

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  32. Born at Longwood hospital Aug. 5, 1966

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  33. Born at Longwood Hospital on 8/27/59. Dr Herbert Fisher was my Mother's OB. His office was up the street on S Huntington Ave.

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  34. I was born at Longwood Hospital on June 16, 1958 and grew up in Allston. Have been down in that area recently as my husband is at Brigham and Womens. Would have loved to show my son where his mom was born. Was there a Longwood Hospital in Brookline?

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  35. I was born there in January 1962. I was 7 weeks premature.

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