Archive for Elizabeth “Libby” Wilcox

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Writing With Light: The Photographic Legacy of Elizabeth Wilcox: An Exhibit from Archives & Special Collections

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On the centennial of her birth, Archives & Special Collections at the A.C. Long Health Sciences Library is pleased to share a selection of Elizabeth “Libby” Wilcox's Medical Center photos with the Columbia University Medical Center community.

Blackout!

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Fifty years ago on November 9, 1965, a massive power failure hit the northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario plunging more than 30 million people into darkness at the start of the evening rush hour.

The Medical Center remained open throughout the crisis, with emergency generators providing limited lighting and allowing one elevator to function.  Medical and nursing personnel remained at their posts overnight, and medical and nursing students volunteered to help. No patients were lost and the ER never closed.