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September 15, 1956

Bellevue Is My Home

JAMA. 1956;162(3):257. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970200105022

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During the more than 200 years that Bellevue Hospital has been caring for the sick, it has grown to be an enormous institution. Some think of Bellevue as a miniature city; others say it has been the cradle of medicine in America. It is the only hospital to which four medical schools are attached: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cornell University Medical College, New York University College of Medicine, and New York University Post-Graduate Medical School. Faculty members from these schools exclusively staff this hospital today. The author has been closely associated with Bellevue in various capacities for more than 25 years. He states, "It costs us $17,000,000 to operate Bellevue each year, of which $14,000,000 goes for payroll, $1,360,000 for food, and $1,155,000 for medical, laboratory, and surgical supplies." The author leaves the distinct impression that the 1,000 visiting physicians, 459 interns and residents, 582 graduate nurses,

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