The Boston Globe to Feature Special Section on the Longwood Medical Area

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“Longwood: A Neighborhood of Discoverers and Discoveries,” examines the area’s real estate construction boom and its status as a world-renowned center of healthcare and innovation.

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It’s a unique neighborhood, where patients, doctors, nurses, researchers, medical administrators, biotech leaders, professors, students and others co-mingle every day, all of them focused on helping us heal and improving medical care.

The Pulitzer-Prize winning Boston Globe will publish a special standalone section in its November 9 Sunday edition that focuses on the fast-growing Longwood Medical Area. The section will be published in print and available at BostonGlobe.com.

The special Sunday section, “Longwood: A Neighborhood of Discoverers and Discoveries ,” examines the enormous boom in real estate activity, with multiple projects underway totaling more than $1 billion in new construction, the area’s contribution to the regional economy, and its status as a global epicenter of medical, academic and cultural significance.

Longwood’s medical facilities draw patients from around the world, its hospitals and colleges and research arms attract billions of dollars in annual funding from the National Institutes of Health. Longwood is a major reason why Boston has been the leading US recipient of NIH funding for nearly 20 years.

“It's a remarkable place, almost a city within the city,” said Globe special sections editor Doug Most. “It’s a unique neighborhood, where patients, doctors, nurses, researchers, medical administrators, biotech leaders, professors, students and others co-mingle every day, all of them focused on helping us heal and improving medical care. People come from around the world to this little corner of our city and we wanted to shine a light on all the amazing things happening there every day."

Features will include a timeline of Longwood’s development dating back to the mid-1800s, an overview of the biggest projects underway, a look at the growing relationship between biotech companies and the hospitals, and how this is where the cycle of life plays out every day, where families go for the final days of their loved ones, and to see a baby’s first breath taken. The museums, colleges, and restaurants of the neighborhood also will be featured. A beautiful photo gallery called The Faces of Longwood will appear in print and online.

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