Three Celebrations Honor Med. School (Vol. 19, Issue 2)
The ground breaking ceremonies for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University were held yesterday at 3 p.m. The ceremonies, which were preceded by a luncheon for key citizens and culminated with a dinner at the Hotel Commodore in New York City, were witnessed by thousands of people.
Yeshiva University students were transported to the dedication ceremonies by bus service.
The earth was turned at the East Bronx site by Governor Dewey, Attorney General Goldstein, and Dr. Samtel Belkin, University President.
Dr. Ralph Bunche of the United Nations, Mayor Impellitteri, Borough President James J. Lyons and Harold Riegelman, Republican candidate for Mayor, participated in the program that followed. A thousand persons crowded the garage of the unfinished Bronx Muncipal Hospital Center for the speeches.
Speakers at last night’s dinner included Nelson Rockefeller, Under Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, George Alpert, president of the Board of Trustees of Brandeis, Dr. Belkin, Dr. Marcus D. Kogel, newly appointed dean of the Medical College and Judge Harry E. Kalodner, of the Circuit Court of Appeals.
Dr. Belkin described the event as “a dream come true” and said the role of the College would be “to render service for the betterment of mankind in this age of destruction.”
Preceding the ground breaking ceremonies, key community leaders made a tour of inspection of the completed section of the 40 million dollar hospital center with which the Medical College
The first Freshman class, to consist of 100 students, will be admitted in 1955. Already, 700 applications have been received.