side-by-side columns of text on yellowed paper

Laundry chute

You may be surprised to learn that the MGH has a robust history of light verse. No subject could escape the poetical treatment, as seen here with this “hydromatic ballad” penned by MGH Board member Francis Whiting Hatch on the occasion of the annual dinner for the members of the Corporation of the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 4, 1950.