1. All of the Corners in the Hospital Complex are Rounded

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The latest theories in healthcare were implemented at the south side hospitals of Ellis Island. It was thought at the time that corners harbored disease, so all the corners are rounded. The hallways of the hospital, with curved walls, were designed by Florence Nightingale.
For more on Ellis Island, purchase your tickets for our hard hat tour of its abandoned hospital complex:
Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
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