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Gallery of Romanian communism - Fundeni Hospital of Bucharest - picture


Place where the object is located
The Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) is a governmental structure established in 2009, with a role in the scientific analysis of the communist regime and its consequences.
Online photo library of Romanian communism
https://fototeca.iiccr.ro/picdetails.php?picid=40770X5X9
Story of the object
Fundeni Hospital was founded in 1957 in Bucharest and is now called the Fundeni Clinical Institute. Although the building was originally intended for another purpose, it was planned to be a prison, due to the flu epidemic of 1957 it changed its destination, becoming a hospital unit. One of the hospital's clinics was run by top medical figures, including Dr. Marian Ionescu, who will become a professor at Leeds. Since 1975, the Urological Surgery clinic has been taken over by Prof. Dr. Eugeniu Gheorghe Proca (1927-2004), who had specialized in England and America and is making remarkable progress. Also under the leadership of Professor Proca, the Romanian Society of Urology is reborn (1989) and the Romanian Journal of Urology reappears (1994).
Achievements: The first kidney transplant was performed here on February 13, 1980, and in May 2012, the first stem cell bank was opened.
Label
Fundeni Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.
Online photo gallery of Romanian communism, ref. 286/f.a.

The picture, black and white shows Fundeni Hospital in Bucharest which we included so as to have a clear picture, both literally and figuratively, of a representative Romanian healthcare unit. Since, among other things, the learning objects tackle the issue of closing hospitals which has been a very controversial phenomenon during the past years, the picture comes to support the transition from a historical sub-period to another and provide the possibility to engage learners in debates on the communist legacy that endured and mistakes of the past that need not be repeated. The exact year it is not known, but it is for sure shortly after the building of the hospital, in the communism period.