Riverside Hospital, NY

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Riverside Hospital
Established 1885
Opened 1885
Current Status Closed
Location North Brother Island, NY
Alternate Names
  • North Brother Island



History

Riverside State Hospital, or North Brother Island as it is commonly known, was uninhibited until 1885 when the city of New York purchased the Island to construct a quarantine hospital for people with diseases that included smallpox, typhoid, polio, measles, diphtheria, and scarlet fever. Many patients from the Renwick Small Pox Hospital were relocated to North brother Island.