, Derry, New Hampshire


February 13, 2014

Column: Thankfully, doctors' instruments have improved over the years


In 1964, the Eastman hospital moved to Birch Street in western Derry and in 1983 it became the Parkland Hospital. At this modern hospital you can get a CT scan, MRI, mammogram, echocardiogram or a dozen or so other types of radiological procedures that weren’t even dreamed of at the old Alexander Eastman Hospital in 1935 ... but I’ll bet they cost a whole bunch more than $4,500.

Rick Holmes is the official town historian of Derry. His office hours at the Municipal Center are Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Several of his books on local history are available at Mack’s Apples and Derry’s libraries.

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