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March 3, 1956

The Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia—Presbyterian Medical Center, 1868-1943: A History of a Great Medical Adventure

JAMA. 1956;160(9):815. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960440087032

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Dr. Lamb has written an authoritative and fascinating story covering the first 75 years of the history of the Presbyterian Hospital of New York City. It is truly a story of a great adventure, beginning with the inspiration and gift of James Lenox in 1868 and culminating in the agreements between the hospital and Columbia University that eventually led to the development of today's magnificent medical center. The preparation of the manuscript for the volume took eight years, and its value is greatly enhanced because the author himself has been a participant in the program of the development of the medical center for such a long period of time. The description of the problems confronting those who were responsible for organizing and conducting the development and subsequent progress of Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia—Presbyterian Medical Center involves the history of medicine over the 75 years covered. It affords to the

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