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New York State Department of Health. 1950s. Drama about narcotics. Story about Marty Dentfield who was recently away for 4 months for treatment of heroin addiction. Marty Dentfield's mother recounts his story to Dr. Walter Bell and his colleagues at Empire City Hospital while they wait for him. Many teenagers face an uncertain future with jobs, school, marriage, the draft and the prospect of atomic war. Addiction. Treatment for narcotics addiction. Outpatient clinic needed to continue treatment. Treatment also benefits the community as a whole.

Classic morality play style with a pipe organ and all the trimmings. Campy.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 8314
Municipal archives id: LT5300