Combining Art and Medicine

I love the look and feel of old medical textbooks.  Their authorative aura was often enhanced by leather binding. They harken back to a time before the internet, when medical knowledge was priveliged information available to only a few. When I transformed this old...

The Meatpacking District Before the High Line

I moved into Manhattan in 1985 to continue my medical training, and in the early morning hours I explored the city with my camera. These are photos I took of the far West Side and the Meatpacking district before the place turned into an international tourist...

Tears and Anger at St. Vincent’s Hospital

Yesterday, in a clumsily administered coup de grace to St. Vincent’s Hospital, 3,500 pink slips were handed out to all employees.  It sounds unbelievable but that is what I wrote – all employees.  This applies to maintenance people, lab techs, nurses, nursing...

The Sinking of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan

When the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in April, 1912, survivors were brought to New York City by the rescue ship Carpathia.  They were unloaded on the West Side docks and brought directly to St. Vincent’s Hospital where 106 of them were treated.   Now, In...