On June 28, we unveiled our Texas Historical Commission historical marker at the site of Dallas Baby Camp, the precursor to Children’s Medical Center, on the Old Parkland campus.
The marker pays tribute to the group of nurses, led by May Forster Smith, who in 1913 organized the Dallas Baby Camp, an open-air clinic on the lawn of the old Parkland Hospital.
The ceremony included several special guests, including Bobbie Carr, the oldest living Children’s patient who was a patient of May Smith’s at the Dallas Baby Camp. H. Leslie Moore, M.D., was also at the ceremony. Dr. Moore is a third generation Dallas pediatrician, and his great grandfather, the very first pediatrician in Dallas, worked at the Dallas Baby Camp.
Take a look at our photo gallery below to see more from the dedication ceremony and Bobbie Carr’s visit to the Centennial display located just inside the main entrance to Children’s.
More on the first 100 years of Children’s
- Celebrity Guests Wish Children’s Happy 100th Birthday
- Archivist Reflects on the History of Children’s
- For the Love of Babies
- Continuing The Bradford Legacy
- Children’s Centennial Site