The Most Bizarre & Inspiring Stories From America's Oldest Public Hospital & Psych Ward

Published On 01/10/2017 Published On 01/10/2017
Bellevue Hospital
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"Frankly, they could basically experiment on uncomplaining bodies."
"My mother would say, 'Keep it up and you're going to Bellevue.' It was like a national punch line."
"Fifty percent of everyone who was operated on at Bellevue died within a month."
"It was barbaric, absolutely barbaric."
"She really wanted to reach kids... and she thought electric shock was the answer."
"You come into the lobby for 15 minutes and you'll see what Bellevue means to New York City."