That's Pediatrics

A Documentary of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1951

In 1951, Esther Bubley came to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Oakland with a slew of cameras to document the hospital's daily activities as part of a Pittsburgh photographic project. These scenes of caring never made it to the pages of Life magazine as intended, but they are now the foundation of a documentary by filmmaker Ken Love and his wife, pediatrician Barbara McNulty, MD (1975).

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1951 Esther Bubley feeding isolette
 1951 Lee Bass
 1951 Bass talks to woman
 1951 Lee Bass talks to patient and mother
 1951 Esther Bubley with child patient
 1951 Gaffney and Bubley
 1951 nurses
 1951 Esther Bubley feeding child