Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

The Mount Sinai Hospital here, the first Jewish hospital to be opened in this country, today celebrated its 100th anniversary. It was incorporated as the Jews Hospital in 1852 and has been open for the entire hundred years of its existence to patients of every race and creed.

Emphasizing the fact that the accomplishments of the hospital in medical research and in medical education are known throughout the world, the New York. Times, in an editorial today says: “On a January day just 100 years ago a venerable philanthropist named Sampson Simson and eight other distinguished members of the Jewish community in New York gathered together to sign the papers of incorporation of a new and badly needed hospital. When that hospital eventually opened its doors it began a period of service that has never ended. Mount Sinai Hospital has grown with the growth of the metropolis; but more impressive than its physical growth is the fact that from its earliest days it has grown constantly and steadily in the hearts of all of the people of this city, with whose history it has been so closely intertwined now for a century. The history of Mount Sinai has been studded with some of the greatest names in American medicine.”

The New York Herald Tribune, praising Mount Sinai’s century of service, says: “The hospital treats more than 40,000 patients a year in all services, and its research effort is one of the foremost. The history of Mount Sinai Hospital parallels the century’s history of medicine and ministry to the sick. Its own contributions to medical knowledge have been many over the years, and its service to the community has been immeasurable. The whole city will join in spirit with Mount Sinai in the happy observance of its 100th birthday, and all wish it ever-increasing success in its humane mission in the future.

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