Glens Falls in 1971 — Telehealth ’70s style

Decades before Zoom. regional medical experts used an earlier version of health care education tele-conference technology.

First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall would be the Glens Falls “broadcast center” at 1:30 p.m. the next day for the second in a series of regional health care forums broadcast from radio studios at Albany Medical Center, The Post-Star reported on Nov. 17, 1971.

The forums were designed for senior citizens.

At this particular forum, Dr. George J. Riley, attending physician at Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals in Troy, spoke on the topic, “Your Heart.”

“Question periods are conducted via two-way radio equipment after the lectures.”


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Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY