Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ellis Island

  • Howard A. Knox and intelligence testing on Ellis Island

    Carine TabakKansas City, Kansas, United States Between 1892 to 1924, twelve million men, women, and children entered the United States through the Ellis Island Immigration Center, making it the largest health screening facility in the US at the time.1,2 At first, immigrants were inspected to identify medical conditions, but changing economic and political forces shifted…