cancer-hospital-nyc-matt-weberFor over a quarter century, this old building sat vacant, except for a few homeless people who camped there. Fortunately the landmarks commission saved the building which has forty foot wide circular towers. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s throat cancer had a lot to do with the building being built. Cancer was finally being recognized as a major issue, and the building served those afflicted till 1955 when it found modern facilities elsewhere, as Sloan Kettering…

©Matt Weber

3 thoughts on “The New York Cancer Hospital 1986

  1. When I saw the Apollo capsule land on the moon as a kid, I was certain that by the time I was old enough to get cancer, there would be a pill or something to take care of it…It seemed like an obvious conclusion based on how much science was changing the world, but I guess I was wrong.

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