This Wordless Wednesday photo is a classic.  I received it from Jerry Austin, who was responsible for life safety in the hospitals where he worked for decades.  The photo was taken more than 40 years ago, during a flu epidemic.  Here’s what Jerry told me:

“Twelve hospitals were near capacity on February 22, 1974. I walked up on the floor of my hospital and was greeted by the patient room hastily created at the end of the corridor. When I opened the adjacent stair enclosure door, I found the following handwritten notice taped over the corridor door window: ‘Please do not enter – end of hallway is being used as a patient room. Thank you.’ Needless to say, the arrangement did not last very long that day.”

Patient Room in Corridor

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