Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 September 2000

264 Pages | 2 figures, 1 map, & 14 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195140590

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No One Was Turned Away

The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City since 1900

Sandra Opdycke

For more than a century, New York City's public hospitals have played a major role in ensuring that people of every class have had a place to turn for care. This comparison of the history of Bellevue Hospital with that of the private New York Hospital illuminates the unique contribution that public hospitals have made to the city and confirms their continued value today. Portraying the hospital as an urban institution that reflects the social, political, economic, demographic, and physical changes of the surrounding city, this book links the role of public hospitals to the ongoing debate about the place of public institutions in American society.