History Book Club

History Book Club meets at The Warner Library

Next Meeting: Monday March 20, 2017 at 7:00PM

BOOKBellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

AUTHOR:  David Oshinsky

Description: “From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York’s iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City’s East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue.”

 

 

 

 

 

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