||Memories of Ellis Island (2:38) -- Ellis Island Hospital (2:56) -- Immigrants Housed in Hospital (2:13) -- Immigrants Diseases (3:10) -- Generations of Laborers (3:46) -- Commissioner of Ellis Island (2:09) -- Public Health Movement (4:27) -- Immigrant Children in the Hospital (1:59) -- Ellis Island Hospital Staff (1:25) -- Ellis Island Hospital Medical Treatment (5:26) -- Death of a Visitor (3:28) -- Standards for Entry (1:19) -- Standards for Entry (3:26) -- Flawed Evidence Dooms Ethnic Groups (3:15) -- Eugenics: Labeling Immigrants (3:11) -- Treatment of the Mentally Ill (5:01) -- Keeping the Undesirable Away (2:07) -- Successful Treatment (3:10) -- Credits: Forgotten Ellis Island (0:56)
||Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the site of the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954. This is the first film about the once abandoned U.S. Marine Hospital Number 43 on Ellis Island. The documentary looks at the era before antibiotics, when tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island. 3,500 were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2007.|
|Publisher number||44118 Films Media Group|