Francis Delafield Hospital Dedication

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Commissioner of Hospitals Kogal (?) introduces Reverend James A. Pike, who delivers the invocation, then delivers a speech about the severity of cancer. W.E.S. Griswold, Sr., Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Hospital, speaks about the work of the hospital. Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, Albert Morgan, talks about the Department in general, and its work with the hospitals specifically. Dr. Kushman D. Haagenson talks about Delafield's influence on the medical field. Delafield's family members are introduced. Dr. Willard C. Rappely (?) talks about new centers and methods of cancer treatment. Kogal details Mayor O'Dwyer's work with the Department of Hospitals. Impellitteri (who is days away from becoming Mayor) talks about O'Dwyer's work, plans for the Delafield Hospital, and the cost of running the city's hospitals.

Concludes with Cowan.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69646
Municipal archives id: LT533