Built by Ambrose Johnson in 1870, the house occupied for decades by Dr. Williard Jolls became the center of the Orchard Park community and is a fine extant example of Italianate architecture. A collaborative arrangement between the town and the Orchard Park Historical Society is helping to preserve this important piece of local history.
Created as a pioneering facility for epileptic patients, we look at the rise and fall of this Livingston County community, portions of which survive today under very different circumstances.
A century ago, a particularly deadly strain of influenza rocked the world, killing at least 50 million people, including almost 3,000 Buffalonians.
George Eastman and his industrialist colleagues launched a public health campaign in 1920, designed to rid Rochester children of a perceived “pain in the neck.”
In the wake of the opening, a year ago, of the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, we take a look back at how the institution began—and grew.
Dr. Irving White Potter was a leading proponent of child delivery through a method called "version and extraction." Though widely criticized by the medical community, Potter championed his method as being beneficial for both mother and child.
Though abandoned and in decay, this historic Cattaraugus County site still conjures up visions of hope for a reimagined future.
Lucien Howe, internationally respected pioneer ophthalmologist, dedicated his professional life to the prevention and curing of blindness.