During the war, in
the basement of Goldwater's Building D,
were assembled what has been called "the
workings of elite science"-the scientists
who would go on to develop many of the great
biomedical research advances in the postwar
Memorial Hospital in New York was the focus of
antimalarial drug research during World War II.
Dr. James A. Shannon led the group, which included
Drs. Bernard Brodie, Sidney Udenfriend, and Robert
Berliner, and future Nobel Prize winner Julius
Axelrod. Dr. Robert Bowman came to Goldwater after
Goldwater Memorial Hospital opened in 1939 as
the first public hospital in America devoted solely
to the treatment of chronic diseases. In 1942
it became the focal point for a national campaign
to develop a new treatment for malaria-one of
the most significant medical problems for the
Allies in World War II. During the war, in the
basement of Goldwater's Building D, were assembled
what has been called "the workings of elite
science", the scientists who would go on to
develop many of the great biomedical research
advances in the postwar era.
the war, though the antimalarial group had moved,
for the most part, to NIH, Goldwater itself continued
to be the locus for research into chronic disease.
Goldwater, which was named after S. S. Goldwater,
a New York hospital commissioner, merged with
the Bird S. Coler Hospital in 1996. The 2,000-bed
long-term health facility provides extended care
for people who need ongoing medical attention
due to diseases including Alzheimer's and AIDS.