For several years, Masons owned the Ralston Hospital at Five Points until they decided to support the new Providence Memorial Hospital. Later they built the Masonic Hospital, in service until the mid 1940s.

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Central / Pershing/Government Hill, (1910 - 1919), Health

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The proprietors of Ralston Hospital was El Paso Lodge #130. This hospital helped usher medicine in the region.

As a young teen, my father was treated there after surgery at Southwestern General. The Ralston Hospital had a children's ward with patients recovering or getting treatment for polio, juvenile arthritis, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, which is what my father had contracted. The hospital brought to the city its first orthopedic specialists. Children being treated there came from all across the region — as far as Lubbock and parts of eastern and southern New Mexico.

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