Weill Cornell Medicine Samuel J. Wood Library

You are here

Archives Blog

Courage Under Crisis: Wash Your Hands!
By Rebecca Snyder on October 19, 2020

From a young age we are taught the importance of washing our hands to stop the spread of germs. The notion of killing bacteria with hand sanitizer and hand washing has become a largely mainstream concept today...
Courage Under Crisis

Courage Under Crisis: Military Medicine
By Rebecca Snyder on April 30, 2020

It is often said that “necessity is the mother of invention” and in times of crises, accommodations must be made in order to adapt to uncertain situations. In the aftermath of World War I, Weill Cornell...
Courage Under Crisis

Courage Under Crisis: Repurposed Spaces
By Nicole Milano on April 22, 2020

For weeks New Yorkers have seen images of their city spaces being converted into triage sites and field hospitals to help with the overflow of suspected COVID-19 cases. The Javits Center and Columbia...
Courage Under Crisis

Courage Under Crisis: Early Graduation
By Rebecca Snyder on April 7, 2020

In response to the growing threat of COVID-19, medical schools throughout New York have provided fourth-year medical students with the option to graduate early.  While this choice to accelerate commencement...
Courage Under Crisis

COVID-19 Update
on March 16, 2020

Onsite appointments in the Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine will be on hold beginning March 16, 2020, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus...

Need Help?

Headshot of Nicole Milano

Nicole Milano
Head, Medical Center Archives
(212) 746-6072
Vivo Profile

Rebecca Snyder

Rebecca Snyder
Medical Archives Assistant II
(212) 746-6072

Visiting the Archives


The archives are open for onsite research by appointment only.

Monday - Friday: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-4:30

Contact Us

Medical Center Archives
1300 York Avenue
PO Box #34
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-6072