Tenement Museum (NYC MED festival host organization)

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Oshinsky tells a riveting history of New York’s iconic public hospital in his new book Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital. The hospital occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination and has provided care to thousands of immigrants and refugees for over two and half century history. There was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue. Oshinsky will be in conversation with Morris J. Vogel, President of the Tenement Museum and historian of medicine.