Talk: 'Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem'
April 24, 2018
Room: Events Hall
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Oshinsky will present the 2018 Kathryn and Paul Williamson Lecture, based on his book "Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital."
Bellevue is deeply ingrained in our popular culture as a warren of mangled crime victims, lunatics, and derelicts, along with celebrity patients. It also is a place of stunning medical innovation. Above all, however, Bellevue has been the hospital for the poor and the underserved, especially immigrants. Its ethos over three centuries remains unchanged: No one is turned away.