Public gets first look in decades of long-neglected Ellis Island hospital

September 25, 2014 9:23 PM

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ELLIS ISLAND — As Janis Calella wound her way through the dimly-lit corridors of the long-shuttered hospital on Ellis Island, she spoke of the sickness and disease, life and death, hope and despair that unfolded within its walls.

Though roughly 1.2 million of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island received treatment in the medical complex, Calella said the history there has long been overlooked.

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