Announcement Date: November 18, 1955
Mt. Sinai Respirator Center Takes First Patients
Mrs. Shirley Dubler, patient, shows her appreciation by presenting flowers to one of the
benefactors, Mrs. Gustave Feldman. The center was named for Mrs. Feldman’s late brother.
The first ten patients were transferred to the new Jack Martin Polio Respirator Center at Mount Sinai Hospital yesterday morning.
The recently completed $200,000 facility occupies the first floor of the hospital’s Children’s Pavilion at Fifth. Avenue and East- 100th. Street.
Funds for the seventeen-bed center raised by a committee headed by Mrs. Gustave Feldman of Lawrence, L. I. It has been named for her late brother, a polio victim. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis will support the center as it does a network of fifteen similar installations over the country.
Equipped to care for more serious cases requiring respiratory treatment, the center will also Carry on expanded research in this field, according to Dr. Avron Y. Sweet, its medical Director.
Published: November 18, 1955
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