Episode 39: Charity, The Hospitals – A History of Help in a Heartbeat

Louisiana was one of the pioneering states at offering free healthcare to its citizens. And there were several state-run Charity hospitals, with the New Orleans facility being one of the largest in the nation. James Ciaravella, a retired surgeon turned author, who spent several years at “Big Charity” joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot, to tell stories about medicine for the masses and some of the medical breakthroughs. Oh yes, we will also hear about Tulane vs. LSU facing each other, not only on the sports field, but in the operating room.

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Original photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert



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