Northwestern Dispensary

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defunct New York City hospital

The Northwestern Dispensary was “founded under the auspices of the ‘New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor‘”
[1] in 1852. Their first location was 511 Eight Avenue. Funding for construction of a second building was part of the city budget.[2][3] Its location was Ninth Avenue and 36th Street.[4]

Like other dispensaries, one purpose was to “to promptly, without charge .. every five years” vaccinate all residents of New York City against smallpox. Funding was specifically given to this dispensary.[5][6]

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Northwestern Dispensary, (Incorporated 1852). Ninth Avenue, corner Thirty-sixth Street,Manhattan

The purpose of the hospital was to deal with the poor, yet “that they had no money” was the reason a doctor was not sent to deal with an age 60 immigrant who died for lack of medical attention. The result was a jury verdict of “we censure the physicians of the Northwestern Dispensary, for their culpable negligence in not answering the call made upon them to attend the patient.”[7]

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  • ^ “A Plea for the Northwestern Dispensary”. The New York Times. August 25, 1859..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg”)right 0.1em center/9px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg”)right 0.1em center/12px no-repeat}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:none;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  • ^ “City and County Affairs .. The Tax Levy”. The New York Times. February 5, 1861.
  • ^ “Board of Councilmen. Building for the Northwestern Dispensary”. The New York Times. January 16, 1866.
  • ^ This was their second location. “North-western Dispensary, (Incorporated 1852). Ninth Avenue, corner Thirty-sixth Street”. Museum of the City of New York (MCNY).
  • ^ “Board of Councilmen.; Tens to be allowed in the park; the $25 city bounty”. The New York Times. July 22, 1862. the sum of … to the Northwestern Dispensary
  • ^ “City Government.; Board Of Aldermen. Relief For The Elm-Street Sufferers–Proposed Reward For The Detection Of The Murderer Of Tuers–Donations To Churches–A Sudden Adjournment. The Board Of Councilmen. Widening And Extending Streets–Condition Of The Sinking Fund–Security For Residents In Tenement Houses”. The New York Times. February 14, 1860. A petition from the managers of the Northwestern Dispensary for a donation of … was received and referred to the Committee on Finance.
  • ^ “General City News: A Case of medical Negligence”. The New York Times. March 1, 1863.
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