Montreal, Que. (Oct. 5)
Years of planning and labor will reach a triumphant climax on Monday afternoon when Allan Bronfman extends the hand of welcome to the Earl of Bessborough, Governor-General of Canada, and the Jewish General Hospital officially throws its doors open to the city.
Immediately following the welcoming ceremonies by Mr. Bronfman, who is president of the new hospital’s board and whose untiring efforts and devotion have been in a large measure responsible for its creation, the Governor-General will direct the last stone into place, marking the official completion of the institution.
Prime Minister of Quebec L. A. Taschereau will complete the ceremonies by opening the doors. Speeches will be delivered by the Governor-General and the Mayor. Mayor Houde will be introduced by A. M. Vineberg. Michael Hirsch will introduce the Prime Minister.
While dedication ceremonies are being held on Monday, the hospital actually begins its service to the public tomorrow. Its cost of construction, including land, furnishings and x-ray installation, was about $1,100,000.
The cost was financed largely by private subscription, together with a provincial grant of $300,000 and a civic grant of $50,000.
The building is modern in every respect and contains such features as lavatories equipped with Vita glass; dual electric power connections and an auxiliary steam turbine electrical generator to insure light in the operating room in case of failure of the regular circuit at a crucial moment, and a thermostatically controlled system of vacuum steam heat. It is situated on Cote St. Catherine road, on the western slopes of Mount Royal.
Members of the board of administration are: Allan Bronfman, president; Michael Hirsch, and A. M. Vineberg, vice-presidents; J. Levinson Sr., honorary treasurer; Robert Hirsch, honorary secretary; Samuel Bronfman, H. M. Ripstein, C. B. Fainer, Louis Solomon, David Kirsch, Alderman Joseph Schubert, Michael Morris, I. Silverstone, H. Reubins, and Dr, Max Wiseman.