July 24, 2011

Lewis A. Weiss Hospital Groundbreaking, Uptown Chicago, 1952

Relatives and friends of the late Louis A. Weiss, businessman and philanthropist for whom the hospital is named, participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new $2,500,000 memorial hospital on Marine Drive between Leland and Eastwood. Left to right are James R. Gersonde, former director of the Chicago hospital; Dr. Siegfried Strauss, president of the board of directors of the new hospital; Dr. John J. Sheinin, president of the Chicago Medical School; Dr. and Mrs. Jerome H. Hirschmann, son-in law and daughter of Lewis A. Weiss, and their son, Ricky Hirschmann, 4.

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