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The Rise and Fall of the American Jewish Hospital

March 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Edward Halperin, New York Medical College

Sunday, March 20, 1:00pm

Included with Museum admission

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From the mid-19th century to the latter third of the 20th century, there were more than 110 Jewish hospitals which played an important role in the American health care system. Most are no longer still in existence. Dr. Halperin will discuss how these hospitals came into existence, what role they filled, and why they have largely disappeared.


Edward C. Halperin received a BS degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MD from Yale University, and MA from Duke University. He was a resident at Stanford University Medical Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Halperin was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University, Vice Dean of Duke Medical School, and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He is currently Chancellor/CEO of the New York Medical College of the Touro College System. He is the author of >210 articles and several textbooks concerning pediatric cancer, adult brain tumors, the history of medicine, medical ethics, and higher education.


March 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm