Speech opens with the Grover Whalen noting the importance of dentists - as sometimes this is the only way to determine the identity of a body.
He moves on to discuss the avoidance of deaths during the New York World's Fair thanks to Dr. John G. Grimley, who acted as the Health Officer and ensured proper sanitation. The description of Grimley leads to an introduction of Dr. [Theodore?] Rosenthal, who speaks briefly about public health.