The Rockefeller Hospital, 1911
Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center
On October 17, 1910, the Hospital of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was officially inaugurated and the next day opened for public viewing. The event of the greatest relevance to physicians and clinical investigators took place the following week when a patient number one was admitted on October 26. Pneumonia, syphilis, and polio were among the first diseases studied and treated at the Hospital.