Talk:New York University School of Medicine

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I reworked the "pedigree" tables today so that they would take up significantly less space on the readers' screens. There may be further ways to simplify these tables, but I wonder whether a wikitable is really the right way to present this information anyway. Perhaps a graphic might be a better choice? WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:05, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

The reason I do these sorts of charts with HTML rather than an image is so that wiki code functions within them. If the tables were converted to graphics the normal Wikipedia reference/citation functionality would not work. I have tried placing horizontal scroll bars on the tables themselves in the past but people complain either way. I guess I must have a large enough screen that the width just doesn't bother me.
I note that in the course of modifying the tables you removed their captions, which are part of the handicap-accessibility features of HTML that help blind or low-vision visitors to determine their purpose.--❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 22:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
I didn't actually delete the caption: I simply placed it before the table, where it looks dramatically better and where it can provide information before you bother parsing the table.
Do we really need the refs in the timeline? Couldn't they be added after it? WhatamIdoing (talk) 02:31, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, OKAY. Sheesh. :^) Since you asked nicely. I thought I was so innovative and everything doing it up that way, sigh. Thank you for not being fighty about it.
As long as you preserve the references, which took me a good five or six hours to dig up, you have my blessing if you want to just take a screenshot of the charts or something of that sort to replace them with an image.
One other little note though, as far as I can see you removed the <caption/> tags from the tables, which is what a screen reader that a blind person might use would need to easily identify them. (But that doesn't matter in this case, of course, if you're going to replace them with images.) It reminds me, I need to go put caption tags on a couple of tables of figures I created recently...--❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 04:59, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't know much about HTML markup for tables. Can we add a caption tag without it being re-placed (redundantly) at the bottom of the table? WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:31, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
It can be positioned at the top of the table instead of the bottom. In fact, I'll go do that; if you don't like the way it looks just go ahead and revert me. (Though also, I was entirely serious that you're welcome to convert the table to a graphic if you want to.)--❨Ṩtruthious ℬandersnatch❩ 22:08, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
That looks fine. I think that converting it to a graphic would be better handled by someone with more experience. I'll leave a note at WP:WikiProject Time and see whether it interests anyone. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:37, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


I have flagged this article due to comments like this: "1993: The School of Medicine's Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, the largest building project in history of NYU, is opened as an uncompromising commitment to the advancement and understanding of molecular approaches for the treatment of various important diseases."

This article needs revision for objective neutrality.-- (talk) 11:59, 3 November 2009 (UTC) Signing after logging in... --Xris0 (talk) 12:00, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia articles about most of the hospitals in the New York area have a timeline section, usually with similarly inflated language. Probably elsewhere, too, but my insular mind seldom wanders beyond the immediate vicinity of my little island. Jim.henderson (talk) 04:53, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I think that you're looking for Template:Tone, not Template:POV. And whenever you see a problem like that, you should feel free to WP:BOLDly fix it. It's not necessary to ask for permission. WhatamIdoing (talk) 07:03, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


I favor merging the NYU Langone article with the NYU school of medicine article; but this is an off-the-cuff reaction.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 13:31, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Regarding the Pedigree chart[edit]

What exactly is the "New York University Hospital"? It has an entire timeline there, but there's no mention of it as a current entity anywhere in this article or in the Langone article. Softlavender (talk) 09:53, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

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