National Jewish Medical and Research Center (U.S.)
Est. 1899, National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives changed its name several times, subsequently being known as National Jewish Hospital (1925) becoming National Jewish Hospital and Research Center (1965), National Jewish Hospital/National Asthma Center (after merging with National Asthma Center in 1978), National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (1985), and then renamed as National Jewish Medical and Research Center (1997). Name changed [summer2008?] to National Jewish Health. See http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/brand/story/positioning.aspx
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Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected the non-sectarian National Jewish Hospital (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the national B'nai B'rith fraternal organization, patients from all over the U.S. were admitted free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, good nutrition, and rest. The hospital was founded by group of Jewish residents of Denver who were of German descent. Early...