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    A close look at New York’s North Brother Island - slideshow

    Since being closed in 1963, North Brother Island is only home to protected wildlife

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    A bathtub in the west wing of the tuberculosis pavilion

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    A spiral staircase remains in the crumbling floorboards

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    The decaying examination table in the morgue

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    A piece of machinery left to rot since the abandonment in 1963

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    A physician's lodging in the doctor's cottage

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    Inside the boys' dormitory; most of the books were cast-offs from Queens Public Library.

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    Each dormitory room inside the nurses' building contained a small sink and shelving unit, pictured here

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    North Brother Island while it was still operational circa 1937

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    The original healthy typhoid carrier in the U.S, Typhoid Mary (right) poses with a nurse at one of the hospitals in which she was kept.

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