The Babies Hospital of New York

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The Babies Hospital, now known as Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, was founded in 1887 by Drs. Sarah and Julia McNutt in a brownstone on Fifty-Fifth Street and Lexington Avenue. The hospital is the first freestanding children’s hospital in New York City and the fourth oldest in the United States. However, the hospital traces its roots to the establishment of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, then King’s College, more than 250 years ago. In 1929, the hospital relocated to a new 204-bed facility as part of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. The New York Times referred to the new Babies Hospital as “the last word in hospital design and equipment.” Under the leadership of Rustin Mcintosh from 1931 to 1960, the hospital became a beacon for discovery and innovation, assembled a department of noted subspecialists, and was one of the first children’s hospitals to develop programs in neonatology, surgery, radiology, neurology, hematology-oncology, and psychiatry.
ISBN: 9781467107372
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 171
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael Weiner, MD, Hettinger professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is a vice chair of pediatrics, former director of the Division of Pediatric Oncology, and an author of Living Cancer: Stories of an Oncologist, Father, Survivor and a Philanthropist. Stephen E. Novak has been the head of Archives & Special Collections at Columbia’s Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library since 1997. The images in the book come from the rich photographic resources of the library.
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