Hospital Complex

The Hospital Complex located on the South Side of Ellis Island was the first large-scale public health facility of its kind in America. Built between 1900 and 1909, new medical theories and practices, such as germ theory and sterilization, were embraced and perfected at Ellis Island. This once grand hospital was a teaching hospital, one of the finest in the United States in the early 19th century.

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