All Our Lives: A Centennial History of Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center 1881-1981

Gordon, Sarah, ed.

Published by Chicago: Michael Reese Hospital, 1981, first edition, first printing, 1981
From Booklady Used and Rare Books (Evanston, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 31, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 200.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.25 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

210 p. This historical and huge medical complex declared bankruptcy in 2008 and its buildings sit vacant and deteriorating on the near southwest side of Chicago. The site was eyed for housing should Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics (it didn't), but reportedly the property was sold in 2009 with that in mind. The hospital, endowed by a German Jewish immigrant who made (and lost and made) his fortune(s) in importing, land speculation, shares in Nevada silver mines, etc. The hospital was to be open to all-all races, classes, and religions-and it lived up to that pledge for its more than 125 years. It also was an incubus for new medical ideas, knowledge, techniques, treatments, and devices. The modern incubator for premature newborns was developed there; the link between cholesterol and heart disease was established there; the first linear accelerator for treating cancer was used there; a polio vaccine effective against all three strains was developed there; the list goes on. Its influence went beyond the medical; as its neighborhood deteriorated into one of the worst slums in the U.S., Reese took the lead after World War II in redeveloping the area, "organizing one of the most successful private urban renewal projects in the nation." The book is written in a lively fashion and is lavishly illustrated with fine black-and-white photographs. It includes the following lists: relatives of Michael Reese, several of whom served on the staff or council; hospital administrators 1881-1981; presidents and chairmen of the Board of Trustees during that period; members of the Hospital Committee of the Hebrew Charities 1881-1907; the Board of Trustees of the Hospital 1907-1980; presidents of the medical staff; directors of the School of Nursing; presidents of the Physicians Alumni Association; presidents of the Women's Board; presidents of the Michael Reese Service League; Crystal Ball (fundraiser) chairmen. Index. Quarto (12" x 9"), brown cloth hard cover, fine; dust jacket fine but for one-inch closed tear at upper front edge and 1/8" chip at upper back edge. Extra postage may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 1209KH17

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: All Our Lives: A Centennial History of ...

Publisher: Chicago: Michael Reese Hospital, 1981, first edition, first printing

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Store Description

Books by mail or appointment; call 1-847-869-1384. BOOKLADY USED AND RARE BOOKS is small but selective with unusual and hard-to-find books. We concentrate on nonfiction, particularly history, and in books of a local or regional nature--city, county, state histories, for instance, and histories of movements, institutions, churches, organizations, and people particular to those places. We have family histories, historical or regional fiction, children's books, cook books, and interesting books on the arts, antiques, and useful crafts. We have a small selection of fiction, many biographies and autobiographies, some prints and posters, drawers full of ephemera on the above topics.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express credit card payments via ABE or PayPal. We also are happy to take a check or money order in U.S. funds. We will invoice libraries and businesses. $4.25 postage for first book, extra for oversize and overweight books, priority or express mail. Please inqire about international shipping before ordering as rates vary by country and have become extemely expensive. Illinois residents add 9% sales tax. Refund (except postage) within 30 days of receipt if...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy, oversized, or going outside of the United States, extra shipping charges will be required or your order may be rejected.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer