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Old 08-25-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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Forgot one, Marcy State Hospital out at Leech Farm near the current VA on Highland Dr. Started out as the city's tuberculosis sanitarium, converted to a mental facility when tb waned as a public health threat and could be controlled with medication.

Also, the Municipal Hospital on Terrace Street is the current Pitt Dental School building and was where the polio vaccine was developed.
My uncle caught TB, and spent two years at "Leech's Farm" in the early 60's.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Of course, in previous years, West Penn Hospital used to be on Polish Hill
Now you can't even buy a gallon of milk here!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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Passavant Hospital used to be in the North Side. It was originally called Pittsburgh Infirmary. I can't locate what street it was on.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Passavant Hospital used to be in the North Side. It was originally called Pittsburgh Infirmary. I can't locate what street it was on.
You're going waaaaaaaaaaay back. It was actually there for about a year, before moving to the Hill, where it remained for 115 years.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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In Houston, there is the Texas Medical Center, a skyscraper medical city bigger than Pittsburgh's downtown...really It's the biggest medical center in the world. It's made up of medical centers and med schools. Baylor, U Texas, and Texas A&M have med schools there. The place is amazing. It's Houston's "meds" in its Eds and Meds part of its economy.

I wondered if something like that, concentrating hospitals and med schools, would work for Pittsburgh if placed in Oakland. If you ever see Houston, it has two skylines. One is its business sector and the other, Texas Medical Center.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I knew someone on here could answer my question. Thanks! The rest of the posts have been good reads as well, very interesting!
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