Eastern State Penitentiary (Part Five)

The Visual Chronicle

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In this section of the prison we will visit the Hospital wing. Back in the days when this prison was operational the doctors were brought here to perform surgery rather than transporting dangerous prisoners to local hospitals.

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This is the entry door to the surgical suite and it was so deteriorated with the peeling paint I had to take a photo of it.

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This is the operating room light and above it is a skylight which the doctors used for surgery before there was electricity. “Scarface” Al Capone had his tonsils removed in this operating room suite.

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And speaking of Al Capone this was his cell. He was arrested and brought here on weapons charges and spent one year in this cell. It was said that he knew the warden and was allowed some comforts which other prisoners were not allowed.

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I don’t know this cell looks fairly similar to…

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