Tag: Ante Bellum New York City

The Evolution of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital in Antebellum New York City: A Series of Firsts

Dates: 1800-1860 Description: In the early nineteenth century, New York City was an overcrowded and dirty place. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, combined with political strife and famine across Europe, New York became a place of promise for immigrants. Waves of immigrants, approximately 3000 a year between 1789 and 1794 alone, had a major impact on the health…