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Col. Roosevelt Inaugurates National Jewish Hospital Week

Col. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. today officially inaugurated the 40th National Jewish Hospital Week, which will continue to April 2, with an appeal broadcast over the network of the Columbia Broadcasting System and Station WOR, calling attention to the necessity for fighting the ravages of tuberculosis “particularly in times of economic stress, such as those that exist today.” Paul Felix Warburg, chairman of the drive, made public messages of endorsement from Bishop Manning, Mayor LaGuardia, Governor Lehman, Senator Wagner, Lieutenant Governor Poletti Roger W. Straus Bishop Donahue, and Rabbis de Sola Pool and Newman. The hospital is the oldest national non-sectarian institution for the free care and treatment of the tuberculous poor in the United States.