Category Archives: Medicine

Harrison Quinlan

Born in Manhattan to privilege, Harrison became a physician and surgeon. He served as an Army surgeon in the Mexican-American War, and otherwise ran a private practice from his Waverly Place home. As a young man he met Ethan Middleton, … Continue reading

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Amelie Savard

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Medical Advances

In the 19th century the most important advance in medical science was called (at the time) Listerism.  Simply put, Joseph Lister, working with  Louis Pasteur’s advances in microbiology and the discovery that bacteria cause putrefaction and infection, came to a conclusion:  In … Continue reading

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Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue, located  on First Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, is the oldest public hospital in the country. It was founded in 1736 and built in what was then wilderness, almost two miles north of the settled region of Manhattan as … Continue reading

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