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Bellevue

Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

by David Oshinsky

Hardcover, 387 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $30 |

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Bellevue
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Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
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David Oshinsky

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A history of the iconic public hospital on New York City's East Side describes the changes in American medicine from 1730 to modern times as it traces the building's origins as an almshouse and pesthouse to its current status as a revered place of first-class care.

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In 1876, O.G. Mason, Bellevue's official photographer, took a carefully staged photograph of a blood transfusion in progress. Courtesy of the Lillian and Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives at NYU/Doubleday hide caption

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Courtesy of the Lillian and Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives at NYU/Doubleday

Bellevue Hospital Pioneered Care For Presidents And Paupers

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