This vintage linen postcard features the Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The hospital was located at Bedford Avenue and Dean Street. Swedish Hospital opened in 1906 and expanded over time, but closed in 1975. Upon the closing of the facility, the New York Times (1975) published an article about how New York City would be adversely affected by the closure. The hospital was compelled to close because the state health department cited the institution for structural and safety deficiencies in their building. The cessation of services created a problem because Swedish Hospital was the only medical facility in New York City that dealt exclusively with alcoholism and alcohol related medical illnesses. The closing cut two thirds of the beds available for hospitalized alcoholics in Brooklyn. This postcard was published by Curt Teich (Chicago) as part of a series (No.9B-H501).  (SOLD)

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