Re: Albert Fountain - ARK.
Yes, Alfred Fountain did make pillowcases that were open at both ends, whether he made them specifically for a hospital that I don't know, he could have .
I have a couple of letters that he sent to my grandmother and aunt that he talks about the pillowcases and the benefit from using them.I will see if I can locate them and scan them for you if you would like copies of them.
Alfred Fountain would have been a cousin to my grandmother and she did write to and visit with him in Arkansas from time to time, but I don't have information on Alfred's siblings or his parents past their names , so I don't know if he was an uncle to Edith Pearl Fountain, or if he was related to the Birdsongs.
You could try contacting Harold Emmons who also frequents this forum , he has been researching the Fountains for years and he might be able to answer your questions.