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Ground Broken for Einstein College of Medicine in New York

October 26, 1953
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Ground was broken for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University at the College’s site in the Bronx this afternoon. Thousands of people attended the ceremonies including some 500 educators, scientists, and physicians from every state in the union as well as from Canada and Latin America.

The Albert Einstein College is the first new medical school to be established in this city in over half a century and is the 80th in the country. It will be the initial unit in a $25,000,000 Medical Teaching Center, which will eventually include Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health and Post-Graduate Studies. The center will adjoin New York City’s new $40,000,000 Bronx Municipal Hospital Center which will be affiliated with the College and will serve as its clinical teaching center.

After the ground breaking ceremonies work was scheduled to begin on the excavation and laying of foundations for the initial $10,000,000 medical college buildings and power plant. The Albert Einstein College will be a ten-story glass faced building of contemporary design embodying many new departures in medical school construction. Construction is expected to take 22 months and the first class is scheduled to be admitted September, 1955.

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