Remembering the Black Angels of Seaview Hospital
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In the 20th century, the final assault against the Tuberculosis epidemic was waged in purpose-built facilities such as Seaview Hospital on Staten Island. When white nurses refused to work with TB patients, nurses of color, known as the 'Black Angels' stepped into the breach, and aided in the clinical trials of new treatments that would, once and for all, send the disease into retreat.
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Artwork: Brittany Schall
Music: "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Kevin MacLeod