The Ellis Island Hospital: Entry to America if Healthy, 1890 – 1924 Immigration Rate, the General, Psychiatric, and and the Contagious Disease Units, Birth and Death Rates at Ellis Island Hospital, the Cholera Pandemics, Short Examination Windows, Marking Ill Migrants With Chalk, the Difficulty of Acquiring X-Ray Images, Cutting Edge Practices, Barbaric Trachoma Treatment, the Use of Copper Sulphate to Slough Tissue, Racism Against Europeans, Eugenics, American Psychologist Henry Goddard’s “Moron”, “Imbecile”, and “Idiot” Terms, Suicide and Return Rates of Migrants, the Reason Americans Feared Europeans, the Institutionalized Racism of the National Origins Act, and Use as an Office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation During World War II

On Ellis Island in New York, United States of America was the nexus at which the world’s germs converged; malaria and typhus from the tropics, cholera from the Mediterranean, hookworm from the rice paddies of Canton, favus and trachoma from Central and Eastern Europe. The Ellis Island hospital was massive, 22 buildings crammed onto 2 small islands, made by humans from rock and dirt from the excavation of the New York subway system. Those deemed healthy were allotted entry to the United States of...

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