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A doctor uses a laser to treat the brown spots on the cheeks of a patient at Northwestern University Center for Ethnic Skin in Chicago.

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HospitalsHospitals If you get sick in Chicago, help is available - everywhere. Chicago has dozens of hospitals and healthcare systems within the city limits and many times that number across Chicagoland. In fact, one of the largest concentrations of medical facilities on earth is located in Chicago. Between Congress Parkway on the north, Ashland Avenue on the east, Oakley Boulevard on the west and 15th Street on the south is what is known as The Illinois Medical District. The near west-side district was designated by state legislature in 1941 to be a 24/7 world class medical environment with...
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Doctors & NursesDoctors & Nurses If you are trying to avoid the dentist, then do not come to Chicago in February. Over 30,000 of them from around the world visit the Windy City each year in order to attend the annual "Midwinter Meeting" hosted by the Chicago Dental Society. Chicago has also been home to the American Dental Association since 1918. The city has indeed contributed tremendously...
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PharmaceuticalPharmaceutical "Bleeding, leeching, and tooth drawing" were some of the services offered by early Chicago --- druggist-barber-surgeon Frederick Thomas in the 1830s. At that time, the city was no more than a swampy outpost, so the leeches were likely easy to come by. As Chicago grew from its humble beginnings, so did the city's pharmaceutical contributions to the world. Today, Chicagoland...
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SurgerySurgery Those who are interested in "the history, development, and advances of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine" can explore 22 exhibit galleries spanning 4 floors of the International Museum of Surgical Science at Lake Shore Drive. The collection includes over 5,000 books and highlights items such as Napoleon's death mask, a perfusion pump co-designed by aviator Charles Lindbergh for the purpose of keeping organs alive outside of the body, and a 16th Century Austrian amputation...
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Medical EducationMedical Education Chicago is home to a number of medical schools with the oldest being Rush Medical College of Rush University. The school was founded in 1843 by Daniel Brainard. The roots of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine stem back to 1859 when it was first known as the Lind University Medical School. Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine is located just west of the city. Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine originated in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, located in Hyde Park where it remained until 1986...
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Public HealthPublic Health One of the largest public health systems in America, and the second largest division of the Cook County government, is The Cook County Bureau of Health Services. Established in 1991, the bureau is divided into seven affiliates: the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, Provident Hospital of Cook County and the Cook County Department of Public Health, which serves suburban...
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BreakthroughsBreakthroughs The healthcare industry has never been one to rest on its laurels. Certainly not in Chicago. It is always the next discovery or invention which is in focus. Many of Chicago's largest healthcare providers are linked to large universities including the University of Chicago, Rush University, and Northwestern, where scientific research abounds. Much of the medical research being done in the region comes from the private sector by for-profit pharmaceutical and chemical companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Baxter International. Abbott was one of just five U.S. companies to manufacture and distributing...
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Alternative MedicineAlternative Medicine Tibetan Buddhist monks work on a sand Mandala at the Chicago Cultural Center. The monks are working on "The Menlha," or "medicine Buddha" pattern, which represents healing. The Mandala...
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