Columbia-Presbyterian Exhibit, 1928-2018

A Medical Center for New York: The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1928-2018: An Exhibit
The Knowledge Center, A. C. Long Health Sciences Library
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Lobby Level
February-April, 2018

archival, sepia-toned image of the medical center

The medical center looking northeast from West 165th St. and Ft. Washington Ave., circa 1929.

Ninety years ago this March, what was then called the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center opened to the public. One of the world’s first health-care centers to combine complete facilities for patient care, medical education, and research in a single complex, Columbia-Presbyterian was the result of years of sometimes stormy collaboration between Columbia University and Presbyterian Hospital, dating back to the original affiliation agreement of 1911. 

A small exhibit in the Health Sciences Library’s Knowledge Center commemorates this anniversary with a display of original construction photographs and contemporary fundraising brochures. 

The Knowledge Center is accessible 24/7 to anyone with a valid CUMC or NYP ID.


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