New York Hospital Society
The Society Maintains the New York Hospital the House of Relief Bloomingdale Hospital for Mental Diseases Convalescent Cottages (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Society Maintains the New York Hospital the House of Relief Bloomingdale Hospital for Mental Diseases Convalescent Cottages Five acres of ground On the westerly side of Broadway opposite Pearl Street were soon purchased as a site al though it was so far out of town as to be considered extremely inconvenient for visiting physicians and surgeons. The foun dations for a building were laid in July, 1773, but owing to a fire when the building was near completion, it was not quite finished when New York fell into the hands of the British in the war of Independence. During the war, the hospital build ing was occupied by British and Hessian soldiers as barracks, and occasionally as a hospital. The effects of war - physical and financial - prevented the opening of the Hospital for several years; so that it was not until January 3, 1791, that the house was in proper condition to receive patients. From that time forward it continued for a long time to be the only hospital in the City of New York. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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