Tag Archives: Michael Reese Hospital

Becoming a doctor in Chicago (c.1954)—Clerkships at Michael Reese Hospital

Peter H. Berczeller Edited by Paul Berczeller An excerpt from Dr. Peter Berczeller’s memoir, The Little White Coat.   Michael Reese Hospital. Postcard by Curt Teich. 1950. No known copyright for Curt Teich postcards printed before 1964. After Cook County, my group and I moved over to Michael Reese Hospital—a pile of old buildings on the […]

Michael Reese Hospital – pediatrics

Excerpts from the book All our Lives: A centennial history of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1881-1981, Sarah Gordon, ed Sarah Morris Children’s Hospital was a monument to Dr. Abt’s work in pediatrics. In 1909 he was approached by the family of Nelson Morris, who wished to establish a children’s hospital in memory of […]

Michael Reese Hospital – physicians

Excerpts from the book All our Lives: A centennial history of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1881-1981, Sarah Gordon, ed   Dr. Michael Mannheimer, 1844–1891, was a member of the Hospital Committee of the United Hebrew Relief Association and one of two admitting physicians at the hospital when it opened. All patients had to […]

Michael Reese Hospital – neighborhoods and patients

Excerpts from the book All our Lives: A centennial history of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1881-1981, Sarah Gordon, ed. Streets on the West Side provided a sharp contrast to the quiet neighborhood around the hospital. The “Jewish Ghetto,” which extended from Blue Island Avenue to Canal Street, and from Taylor Street to 14th Place, […]

The rise and death of Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital

Charles M. Shapiro Chicago, 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 […]