Some early photographers were interested in documenting the patients and equipment in hospitals. I found some good examples online.
Babies in incubators. Crystal Palace Hospital London, 1910.
An early form of X-Ray machine being used, 1913.
Lydia Ward for children. Guy’s Hospital, London. 1907
An experimental ECG machine being used for heart tests. National Heart Hospital, London. 1916.
Children outside on a hospital balcony. Salford, Lancashire. 1905. At the time, great emphasis was put on fresh air to aid recovery.
The new operating theatre at Dollis Hill Hospital, London. 1920.
The Canadian Military Convalescent Hospital in Epsom. 1918
The Whirlpool Bath at Manor House Hospital, London. 1920. The man with his leg in the bath is wearing Army hospital uniform, so is likely to still be receiving treatment for injuries sustained in WW1.
The Women and Children’s Hospital in Leeds, Yorkshire around 1916. Once again, they have wheeled the children outside for ‘fresh air’.
President Ward at St Bartholemew’s Hospital in London. 1909.
The Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire. 1910. The ward is open to the elements during the day for more of that ‘fresh air’.
Finsen light treatment for Lupus. The London Hospital, 1906.