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On the job at Ellis in 1948
Men and women in white have always been part of the work force at Ellis Hospital. By 1948, doctors and nurses were helping 15,000 patients a year in the 400-bed facility on Nott Street. They delivered about 2,000 babies and performed 6,000 operations. They checked blood pressures and temperatures; they offered words of comfort and kindness to their guests. Ellis was the fifth-largest hospital in the state of New York — outside the metropolitan area — in 1948. Posted on May 6, 2011.