I love to explore the connectedness of people through our history and to make it relevant to something that is topical and related to Henry Ford Hospital.
Some of you know that one of the quotes that inspires me and that I have sitting above my desk is by Daniel Hudson Burnham.
Burnham was an American architect and urban designer in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
He was the father of the Chicago School of Architecture and co-authored the Chicago Plan of 1909, which laid out plans for that city’s future. He was also the Director of Works for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago (often called the “Chicago World’s Fair”).
You may have heard about Burnham from the book “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.
The book is set in Chicago around 1893, intertwining the true story of Burnham and the 1893 World’s Fair with the also true story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer.
An entertaining book, that you may have also heard is being made into a feature film to be directed by Martin Scorsese to star Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Holmes.
So what is the connection with Henry Ford Hospital? Continue reading