Guggenheim, Rosenwald Plan Dental Clinics for New York and Chicago
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Guggenheim, Rosenwald Plan Dental Clinics for New York and Chicago

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Free dental clinics for the children of Greater New York, the first to be established in the borough of Manhattan at a cost of between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000, will be the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Murry Guggenheim, an announcement declared.

“Murry Guggenheim of New York City today announced the filing of incorporation papers of the Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Foundation,” the announcement states. “We are prepared to contribute a large sum of money for the construction, equipment and endowment of non-sectarian clinics.” The program is to be developed while the first clinic is being constructed, stated Hartley Robbins, Mr. Guggenheim’s secretary and a charter member of the foundation.

The purpose of the foundation is indicated in a report quoted of the committee on community dental service of the New York Tuberculosis and Health Association, which recommended “a comprehensive city-wide plan for the coordinated development of dental clinic facilities, especially for children from 2 to 16 years of age.”

The charter members of the foundation are Mr. Guggenheim, his wife, Leonie Guggenheim, their son, Edmond A. Dr. S. S. Goldwater, formerly Health Commissioner of the City of New York and formerly director of Mount Sinai Hospital; Carroll A. Wilson, attorney, and Hartley Robbins.

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