Issue 1 Cover Note

Bellevue Hospital main building, c. 1910

This grand building was designed by McKim, Mead & White and completed in 1905. It housed patients until 1973, when “New Bellevue” was built behind it. Since then, “Old Bellevue” contains mainly offices—including, for 20 years, those of the Bellevue Literary Review. In 2005, the facade of the building was enclosed by a glass atrium, designed by the architecture firm of I.M Pei, and now stands as dramatic backdrop to the patients of Bellevue’s clinics.
(Photo courtesy of Bellevue Hospital Center Archives)