The Allen School is one of New York’s top healthcare training schools. Allen School headquarters is located not far from another notable NY place, the birthplace of air condition. During this extended spell of super hot summer weather in the NY metro area, students of medical billing, medical coding, medical office assistant training and other courses of study on our ground campuses are grateful to be spending time in air conditioned classrooms. Most of us take for granted the amazing technological achievement that is air conditioning. Today marks the 100th birthday of the technology which provides comfort during the dog days of summer. More importantly, from a public health perspective, A/C helps keep the physically vulnerable – the elderly, youngest and infirm – safe from the ravaging effects of heat. This also helps lower the burden on medical office staff, certified nursing assistants and others in the medical field. Air condition was invented not far from here in a building at 1040 Metropolitan Ave. in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn by Willis Carrier in 1912. Carrier remains one of the top names in air condition today. All of us, from those in the medical field, to those simply wishing to avoid the swelter, owe Mr. Carrier a debt of gratitude.
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