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Nurse with female patient seen through window of the Guggenheim Pavillion at Mount Sinai Hospital

A nurse standing next to the bedside of a female patient, looking through the window in the new Guggenheim Pavilion of The Mount Sinai Hospital. This is an interior window as part of the design by Architect I. M. Pei was that all patient rooms would have natural light coming in.

Roosevelt Hospital Buildings looking east

East end of Roosevelt Hospital complex on West 59th Street; images includes the Ward V surgical building and the William J. Syms Operating Theatre. Note the memorial stone over the grave of founder James Henry Roosevelt to the bottom right.

Woman's Hospital in the State of New York records

  • US AA101
  • Collection
  • 1854-1966 (bulk 1855-1952)

The documents comprising the records of the Woman’s Hospital in the State of New York include annual reports, committee reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, reprints and written works prepared by the medical staff, 19th century patient casebooks, the manuscript of the first gynecological text book in the U.S., notebooks recording expectant fathers’ thoughts, original gynecological illustrations for text books, and medical instruments. Although most of the material deals with the administrative aspects of the hospital, documentation of the medical staffs’ accomplishments is also provided.

Bound volumes of annual reports, which include reports from the Woman’s Hospital Association, Board of Governors, Board of Supervisors and the Medical Department, form the most complete series among these records, though the collection lacks the first 22 volumes of reports, and only starts at Volume 23, 1877-1878. The reports provide a description of the hospital’s organizational structure and its constitution and by-laws. Additionally, each offers an overview of the major events and accomplishments for that year: statistical data, such as the number of patients admitted and treated, financial information concerning the budget, and donations and their donors. Several of the reports include the text of speeches given at the annual combined meetings of the Boards and biographical sketches of hospital physicians. (Note: Earlier copies of Woman’s Hospital annual reports are found at the New York Historical Society.)

Also included in the annual reports are monthly and quarterly reports submitted to the Board of Governors by the Boards and their committees. Their dates and numbers imply that several are missing. These reports include statistical information, e.g., number of patients being treated, financial data, and descriptions of the hospital’s physical condition. Although incomplete, the medical reports provide statistical and narrative reports of the pathologist and other physicians.

Minutes of meetings constitute a significant portion of this collection. They record the proceedings of the various Boards and their respective committees. The discussions reveal the hierarchy in the Woman’s Hospital organizational structure. There are gaps in the reports, however.

Some correspondence addressed to the Board of Governors has been filed with the Board’s records. Several of the letters refer to appointments of physicians and other personnel, while the remainder are general in nature.

The casebooks span dates between 1855 and 1871 and include patient information from J. Marion Sims, MD and Thomas Addis Emmet, MD. The text includes original, hand drawn pencil sketches of some of the cases, sometimes in color. The original casebooks are fragile and have been digitally scanned for researcher use.

The records of the Woman’s Hospital in the State of New York shed light on the history of the Hospital from an organizational and medical perspective. The evolution of the hospital is highlighted by the wide time span covered by the materials. References to other hospitals and certain epidemics supply information about general health conditions in New York City during this time period.

Woman's Hospital in the State of New York

Sunshine Coach

The caption for this image in the July 1975 issue of the Beth Israel Pacemaker is as follows: "Patients arrive in style: BI has become a participant in Variety Clubs International 'Sunshine Coach' program. It began 16 years ago in a London orphanage which needed a bus to take children on country outings. Hence the name 'Sunshine' Coach. Since then, gifts of coaches, large and small, have been made to agencies caring for children. Martin Levin, president of Brandt Theatres, and his wife, daughter of New York Variety Club founder Billy Brandt, presented the coach to President Silver as a token of their appreciation to BIMC."

Sullivan, Ed

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