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130 Years of Sloane Hospital

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On December 29, 1887, opening ceremonies were held for New York City's newest medical wonder, the Sloane Maternity Hospital.  Established with a generous gift from William and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane, the building cost slightly over $156,000 to build and equip.  The couple were emulating an earlier gift by Emily's father, William Henry Vanderbilt, who in 1885 had given to the College of Physicians & Surgeons (P&S) $300,000 and most of the block lying between 59th & 60th Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, on which to build a new home.  At the time, it was the largest

“P&S” 1767-2017: 250 Years of the College of Physicians and Surgeons -- New Exhibit on Display in Hammer Building

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“P&S” 1767-2017: 250 Years of the College of Physicians and Surgeons tells the story of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, which opened 250 years ago this November.

Selections from the Steinhardt Instrument Collection Now on Display at the Knowledge Center

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Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Selections from the Steinhardt Instrument Collection, now on display in the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library’s Knowledge Center on the lobby level of the Hammer Building.