Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Category: Chicago Medicine

  • Michael Reese Hospital – Beginnings

    Excerpts from the book All Our Lives: A Centennial History of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1881-1981, Sarah Gordon, ed. The first Michael Reese Hospital opened in 1881 at 29th Street and Groveland Park Avenue (renamed Ellis Avenue) in Chicago, at a cost of $60,000 donated from a charitable fund derived from the will of Michael…

  • The rise and death of Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital

    Charles ShapiroChicago, Illinois, United States Michael Reese and the Jewish presence in Chicago In the 1840s Jews poured into Chicago. The emigration continued for several decades. Those coming from Eastern Europe tended to settle on the west side of the city where land was cheaper. They were relatively educated in the affairs of the day.…