Francis Spellman (1889-1967) was the archbishop of New York (1939-1967) and vicar of the United States Armed Forces. Among his better known writings are The Road to Victory (1942) and his best-selling novel The Foundling (1951).
Opening of Ewing Hospital
Wednesday, August 23, 1950
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Dedication for the opening of the James Ewing Hospital for Cancer, a 300 bed 'modern' hospital. Located on 1st Ave, between 67th and 68th streets. The Ewing Hospital is affiliated with Memorial Hospital. Speakers pay tribute to James Ewing, who worked as a renowned cancer researcher until his death in 1943.
The Ewing Hospital was connected to Memorial Hospital, Sloan-Kettering, and Strang Center. Speakers talk at length about the importance of fighting cancer and continuing funding for research.
Invocation by Cardinal Francis Spellman. Speakers include Mayor William O'Dwyer, Commissioner of Hospitals Dr. Marcus D. Kogel, Commissioner of Public Works Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, Alfred P. Sloan, and Dr. Elise Strang L'Esperance.
Occasional brief audio drop-outs perhaps due to mic issues or original recording.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68866
Municipal archives id: LT186