This next picture is a patient room...if you look closely, you'll see a pot hanging from the ceiling. That was filled with ice with a vent (look very closely) going up into the ceiling and somehow hooked into the chimney. They would seal off the doors and windows and it would be "somewhat" cooler in the room. There was a lot of malaria in that area of Florida....and Dr. Gorrie was trying to treat the disease and cool the fevered patient down at the same time.
This is the Gorrie Museum in beautiful Apalachicola, FL. It only costs $1.00 to tour and it's not the most interesting place you'll ever visit but you know you owe a huge debt to Dr. Gorrie....because after all, which of us wants to live without air conditioning, ESPECIALLY in Florida???
If you just happen to be in Apalachicola, drop by, it only takes a
More tomorrow and another museum.....Please come back and leave a comment if you visit. Don't make me beg!