New Years Message by Commissioner Harry S. Mustard

Thursday, January 01, 1948

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

A New Year's Day address by Commissioner Harry S. Mustard, Health Department, on the state of New York City's health, and what the Health Department is doing. Discussed is the ongoing need for nurses, importance of children's health, the fight against tuberculosis, venereal disease and a need for more work in the field of mental hygiene.

*Same Municipal Archives catalog number as WNYC Catalog record #68756.2. Possibly an error made at time of reformatting from transcription disc to tape.

For more on Commissioner Mustard's New Year's Day address, please visit

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68757
Municipal archives id: LT140


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