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A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis
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A Walk Through the Bronx - With David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis See the Sites Join Thirteen receive a gift
The Bronx River
The New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx Zoo
Arthur Avenue
Fordham University
Poe Cottage
Montefiore Medical Center
Woodlawn Cemetery
The Van Cortlandt House
Wave Hill
The Bartow-Pell Mansion
Orchard Beach
City Island
Yankee Stadium
Loews Paradise Theater
The Point

Montefiore Medical Center
Photo of the original hospital of the Monterfiore Medical Center, built in 1914.

In 1884, leaders of New York's Jewish community founded Montefiore with the purpose of building a "care facility for patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses." It was named after Sir Moses Montefiore, a prominent philanthropist of late 19th century. The Medical Center led the way in tuberculosis research, diagnosis, and treatment and developed the first cardiac pacemaker. Montefiore has since become a pioneer in community medicine with departments in social services, home health care, and social medicine. Montefiore's many medical departments and community activities make the institution the largest employer in the Bronx.

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