X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
ELLIS ISLAND, N.J.—The operating room is overgrown with poison ivy. The laundry room’s roof has collapsed. The maternity ward where frightened immigrants fresh off the boat gave birth to full-fledged American citizens is a junkyard of crumbled plaster, shattered glass and asbestos. In the hospital’s long corridors, it rains for days after storms.

Although the Ellis Island immigration building where 12 million foreigners began their American experience has been magnificently renovated and converted into a popular museum, the government hospital that provided free medical care to over 10 percent of them lies in ruins. After nearly a half-century of neglect, many of its 29 buildings are in danger of collapse. Some of their doors remain open, but only because they have fallen off their hinges.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.