Vintage Children’s Hospital Books

I came across another old hospital picture book so I thought I would share some images. They are out of print now, and I do not use them in my work with children as they have dated. With the older books technology, environments, roles and procedures have changed. But I love to look at them to see how things are different or how they are same. I also appreciate them for their illustrations. If you like old images you can also check out my pinterest board- vintage photos- children in hospital
Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher  Books, 1988

Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher Books, 1988

Playing in the ward playroom, and I am curious whether Sue is part of staff or a volunteer?

Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher  Books, 1988.

Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher Books, 1988.

I find this picture of Ted appealing.

Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher  Books, 1988.

Inside a Hospital Gillian Mercer & Peter Dennis, Kingfisher Books, 1988.

And another book…

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

The incident that leads to the hospital visit. Whoops!

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

The x-ray of his leg.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A picture of the children’s ward, the children at the table are doing school work.
A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

Surrounded by family and toys from home.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

A Trip to the Hospital 1972 Young World Production Ltd.

This is a felt activity kit I found years ago but I don’t know how old it is.

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It has also made me realise how many of our hospital picture books are now with favorite characters from television shows etc. Which picture in the post is your favorite?

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