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Bellevue, by David Oshinsky

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital - David Oshinsky

When I read non-fiction, I usually end up reading something weird (Agent Zigzag or Grunt) or something awful (Nazi Hunters or Five Days at Memorial). It’s rare that I read a book that highlights the better angels of our nature, but that’s what I found (for the most part) in David Oshinsky’s Bellevue: A History of America’s Oldest Hospital. There are varying dates for the founding of Bellevue Hospital stretching back to the 1730s. Bellevue has been open ever since the eighteenth century and only closed briefly once, during Superstorm Sandy. The hospital’s mission has always been to take care of patients who couldn’t pay for their care. Even today, they take care of people no one else will...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration.