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Sydney Lewis reads from and discusses her book "Hospital"

BROADCAST: Jan. 31, 1995 | DURATION: 00:54:19

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"Hospital: An Oral History of Cook County Hospital" covers what was once the largest public hospital in the United States. With 6,000 employees, Sydney Lewis learned that County Hospital was a small city onto itself. One may have a long wait at the hospital, but Lewis found because of it's good health care, there was a kind of a loyalty toward County. With Chicago and its diversity, it was good for the people to see African American doctors and nurses that were Black and brown, too.