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Historical Beginnings

Establishment of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center opened for business in September 1932.  On September 1, 1932, at 10:00 a.m., New York Hospital received its first patients; and on September 26, Cornell University Medical College began instructing medical students at the new complex. The impressive award-winning alabaster building towered over the Upper East Side neighborhood as a temple of modern medicine at the height of the Great Depression.

Lisa Mix

Lisa Mix
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