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History and Photos of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital is the largest hospital center above 125th Street in Manhattan. Read More

Old photos of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 1929

The Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, founded in 1868, was a widely acclaimed Babies & Children's Hospital, where the first pediatric heart transplant surgery was performed. It was also home to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the few NIH-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the metropolitan area. It is now the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, after a merger with The New York Hospital in 1998.

This photo was taken in 1929. Note the double-decker busses in the foreground and just to the left of them is a sign that reads "The Medical Center", apparently a name that was placed prior to the offical designation for this hospital.



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