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June 20, 2010

Video: The 125-year history of an NYC hospital

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Here’s a treat for those who enjoy learning more the history of hospitals and public health. This  video, replete with classic period photos of Brooklyn at the turn of the century, outlines the long, rich history of the country’s first Methodist hospital.  New York Methodist, which was founded to serve the city’s poorest residents, was founded in 1881 and remains in operation. (By the way, some of you will get a kick out of the 100-year-old fundraising letter shown during the presentation; some things never change, eh?)