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“SOUVENIR DE MACAU” 

Souvenir de Macau 1910 Estrada do Hospital MilitarESTRADA DO HOSPITAL MILITAR

 “Military Hospital
From forts it is an easy transition to the Military Hospital of San Janario, which, erected in 1873, is built on a most commanding and healthy site fronting the sea. It is on the slope of the hill, just below the old fort of San Joao and just above the San Francisco Barracks, being one of the first objects that the visitor to Macao sees from the deck of the steamer. It is named after the Viscount S. Januario, a former Governor of the Colony, during whose term of office it was built, the former military hospital being in the old Convent of San Augustino. The site was that of an old gunpowder manufactory. The model for the construction of the building was the Hospital of San Raphael in Belgium.
It cost $38, 500, and covers 75 metres by 34. The building consists of a main body facing the sea with several wings running back from it. In the front are the Entrance Hall, the porter’s Lodge, the Quarters for the Chief Hospital Attendant and his Assistant, and the stairs to the Secretary’s Office in the upper story. In the Northeast part there are apartments for the Physician, the Chaplain, a room containing surgical instruments, the Dispensary, and the ChapeL while in the South-west portion of the building there are Quarters for the Officers, Bath-rooms, and the Linen Stores. The upper storey contains the Committee Room, Secretary’s Office, and the Director’s Office. The wings contain Surgical and other wards for Sergeants and Reserved Ward, Accountant’s Quarters, and a Hall for Surgical Operations, Cells, and Quarters for Military Servants.
The Mortuary, Room for Post Mortem Examinations and Room for the Collection of Soiled Linen are in a separate building some four or five metres distant from the main building and still further distant in the same direction is the Guard House. There is a garden to the South-west for the use of convalescents and there is also a tower for an Observatory. (2)

Souvenir de Macau 1910 Hospital MilitarO HOSPITAL MILITAR

 Tivemos ocasião de observar o inteligente aproveitamento das ruínas da muralha, para consolidar os vastos taludes que limitam a esplanada e as suas estradas que circundam o outeiro. Estes taludes também estão recobertos por uma vegetação própria para dar coesão às terras, e cortados por sulcos convenientemente dispostos para o escoamento das águas, de modo que a perfeição da obra não tem nada a temer da impetuosidade das chuvas. Do alto da esplanada descobre-se uma das vistas mais extensas e formosas de que é possível gozar em Macau” (3)
(1) https://nenotavaiconta.wordpress.com/category/artes/
(2) BALL, J. Dyer – Macao: the Holy City,  the Gem of the Orient Earth, 1905
(3) Parte do artigo de Henrique Carvalho na Gazetta de Macau e Timor in TEIXEIRA, P. Manuel – Toponímia de Macau, Vol II, 1997.