Bernard Mitchell Hospital is part of the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). It is the center’s primary facility for adult inpatient care. There has been a medical school here since 1898. It was here, in 1946, that clinical studies first proved that fluoridated drinking water could help prevent tooth decay. UCMC hospitals also pioneered the use of nuclear medicine, and discovered treatments for lymphomas and leukemia. UCMC researchers assisted the United States Army in developing chloroquine as a treatment for malaria.
The physicians in Bernard Mitchell Hospital and other UCMC institutions are all members of the University of Chicago Physicians Group (UCPG). This includes more than seven hundred physicians in the whole array of medical and surgical special fields. All are faculty members of the Pritzker School of Medicine, making Bernard Mitchell Hospital and its UCMC neighbors a very prestigious community. Out of town patients and visitors will find discount and budget hotels near the Bernard Mitchell Hospital in Chicago have fine accommodations and are close to public transit.
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