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[New York], Unknown. 1866. Broadsie. First edition. Original beautifully illustrated broadside showing the hospital and with important names of hospital directors and committees. Mounted and framed in a wooden frame. Picture 11x16.5 cm, frame 22x28. Broadside page appears to be from an event related to the official re-naming of the JewsÂ’ Hospital in New York to Mount Sinai Hospital. Jews' Hospital (later famously renamed as Mount Sinai Hospital) was founded in 1852 by Sampson Simson (1780-1857) to address the needs of New York's rapidly growing Jewish community. At the time, New York City hospitals often discriminated against Jews - refusing them treatment as patients as well as blocking the hiring of Jewish medical staff. The Jews' Hospital in the City of New York, as it was initially called, inaugurated its first building in 1855, in what was then a rural neighborhood on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on land donated by Simson. Just a short few years later the 45-bed hospital would be unexpectedly filled to capacity with soldiers wounded in the U. S. Civil War. In 1866 it was renamed Mount Sinai HospitalThe medical staff was primarily Jewish, because until relatively recently, it was difficult for Jewish doctors to obtain postgraduate training or specialist posts at major New York hospitals. (See T. Levitan, Islands of Compassion: A History of the Jewish Hospitals of New York. 1964) . A comparable item but without the important listings of names sold for over USD 6, 000.00 at auction in 2015 SUBJECT(S) : Mount Sinai Hospital. Very minimal markings and wear. Slight toning. Very good + condition. Attractive. (AMR-53-8) .
      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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