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8     The Mount Sinai Hospital Bulletin

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   | In 1873 | In 1892

Number of beds | 120 | 214
Number of applications | 935 | 5,669
Number of cases treated in hospital | 874 | 3,159
Total number of cases not admitted | 61 | 2,510
Average daily number of patients | 96 | 193
Total number of consultations in Dispensary | 1,792 | 91,449
Entire receipts of hospital, from all sources | $41,349.96 | $127,229.98
Expenses of hospital | 40,702.55 | 114,275.35


"We thank Drs. Jacobi, Markoe, and Loomis, on our Consulting Staff; Drs. Stimson, Gerster, Fluhrer, and Wyeth, our Visiting Surgeons; Drs. Janeway, Rudisch, Heineman, and Meyer, Visiting Physicians; Dr. Munde, Gynaecologist; Dr. Gruening, Ophthalmic Surgeon; and Dr. Scharlau, in charge of the Children's Ward, for zeal and attention to the interests of our institutions, and for the time and skill which they have constantly devoted in behalf of our patients."
"We record the satisfactory service of our House Staff: 
Drs. Edwin Sternberger, House Surgeon
George L. Broadhead, Senior Assistant House Surgeon
Samuel M. Brickner, Junior Assistant House Surgeon
Martin W. Ware, Provisional Assistant House Surgeon
Sigmund Beck, Surgical Dresser
Percy H. Fridenberg, House Physician
Henry A. Cohen, Senior Assistant House Physician
Leon F. Garrigues, Junior Assistant House Physician
B. Robertson Ward, Provisional Assistant House Physician"
"As in the past, so in the present, our institution broadly upholds the principle of non-sectarianism in the dispensation of its benefits. No record is kept, and no questions are asked, regarding the faith of our patients. Suffering and distress do, and should, appeal with equal force and claim wherever they exist, irrespective of religious convictions or professions.

"The common stratum of humanity is alike: whatever distinctions man creates on the surface, beneath it there exist imperfections and tendencies to weakness and suffering in all. This realization should broaden our ideas, promote liberality of action, and create closer fellowship with those with whom we come in contact."

Mrs. Blumenthal's Memory Honored

The municipality of Paris is honoring the memory of the late Mrs. Florence M. Blumenthal, wife of Mr. George Blumenthal, and partner in his many benefactions. A street in the 16th district of Paris will be named "Rue Florence Blumenthal."

Recent Donations to the Hospital

Reported by the Finance Committee at the July and October, 1932, meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Estate of Herbert J. Carr ... $1,000.00
Estate of Max Schmetterling .... 248.89
Estate of Julia Seligman ... 420.00
Estate of Lena Simon ....... 500.00
Estate of Max Simon ........ 500.00
Mrs. Isidore Friesner ...... 100.00
(In memory of Mrs. Herman Schwarz,
for Ear Pathology)
Mrs. Charles Klingenstein ... 25.00 
(In memory of Mrs. Herman Schwarz,
for Ear Pathology)
Mrs. F. C. Korn .............. 50.00
(Toward Fannie C. Korn Fund)
Arthur Lorsch ................ 400.00
(Toward Mt. Sinai Hospital Bulletin)
Nicholas M. Schenck (through Dr. Baehr)                       .... 100.00
(for distribution of reprints from
Consultation Service)
David A. Schulte ........... 2,000.00
(Toward support of Dental Clinic)
Paul Adler .......... 25.00
(In memory of Mrs. Herman Schwarz, for Children's Wards)
Sidney Blumenthal ......... 25.00
(In memory of Mrs. Joseph Kaufmann)
James E. Healy ............ 36.35
(former Private Pavilion patient)
Dave S. Joseph ................ 5.00
(In memory of Mrs. August Goldsmith)
Mr. and Mrs. Dave S. Joseph ... 5.00 (In memory of Mr. Nelson W. Greenhut)
Mr. And Mrs. Dave S. Joseph ... 5.00
(In memory of Mr. Jerome Plaut)
Nathan Kaufman ................ 10.00
(In memory of "July 4th")
Mrs. Murray Klauber ........... 5.00
(In memory of Mrs. Herman Schwarz,
for Children's Wards)
C. M. Lamson & Co., Ltd., and Alfred Fraser, Inc. .................. 20.00
(In memory of Mr. David Blustein)
Benno Lewkowitz (through Dr. Eli Moschcowitz)  ............ 20.00
Mrs. Louis Ranger ........ 10.00
(In memory of Mr. Nelson W. Greenhut)

Of Political Interest

Lieutenant Governor Herbert H. Lehman, who has recently received the nomination of the Democratic party for Governor of New York State, is a former trustee of the Hospital. Mrs. Lehman, the Governor's wife, is a member of the present Board of Trustees, having served since 1920.

Mr. Walter S. Mack, Jr., Republican candidate for State Senator, is a grandson-in-law of Mr. Adolph Lewisohn who has been a member of the Board of Trustees for thirty-five years. Mr. Mack's candidacy is being actively promoted by another trustee, Mrs. Roger W. Straus.

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The Mount Sinai Hospital Bulletin       9

[[image: photo of Dr. Sidney Yankauer]]
[[caption]] DR. SIDNEY YANKAUER [[/caption]]

Dr. Yankauer's Death

The members of the Medical Board of the Mount Sinai Hospital have learned with deep sorrow of the death of their highly esteemed and eminent colleague, Dr. Sidney Yankauer.

His lovable and charming personality endeared him to all his colleagues, just as his high professional attainments and his important contributions in the field of laryngeal and pulmonary disease have brought distinction to the Hospital and lasting honor to his name.

At a special meeting of the Medical Board it was ordered that this resolution be spread upon the minutes and a copy thereof sent to the family, together with expressions of deep sympathy.

Isidore Friesner, M.D., President
Richard Lewisohn, M.D., Secretary

The personnel of the United States Army Base Hospital No. 3 are shocked and deeply grieved at the death of their comrade, Colonel Sidney Yankauer, whose brilliant and unsurpassed professional skill, staunch loyalty, charming personality and unswerving devotion to his ideals commanded our most profound admiration and affection. His family has our sincerest sympathy.

H. W. Emsheimer, M.D., Chairman
Bella Trachtenberg, Secretary

Dr. Sidney Yankauer

Dr. Sidney Yankauer died at The Mount Sinai Hospital on August 27th, 1932. He was born March 27th, 1872, in this city. He was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1890, and obtained his medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1893. He served his internship at Mount Sinai Hospital. For a number of years thereafter he worked in the Out-patient Department of the Department of Surgery. In the early years of the century he limited his practice to diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. For a number of years he was associated with Dr. Emil Mayer. He was successively Assistant Adjunct Laryngologist, Associate Laryngologist and, in 1917, was appointed Attending Laryngologist to Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1918 he went overseas with the Mount Sinai Unit as Captain and returned in 1919, discharged with the rank of Colonel. He was Consulting Laryngologist to Beth Moses Hospital, Broad Street Hospital, Beth David Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital; a member of the American Medical Association, New York County Society, the Academy of Medicine, American College of Surgeons, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, American Bronchoscopic Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otology, New York Thoracic Society and the American Thoracic Surgical Society. He was President of the American Bronchoscopic Society in 1928-1929. He was one of the pioneers of peroral endoscopy in this country. He invented numerous instruments of great importance in his specialty. As a young man in medicine he devised the Yankauer ether mask. He described several original operations and therapeutic procedures, notably the technic of the submucous resection, intra-nasal suture, treatment of the Eustachian tube, complete spheno-ethmoid operation, intra-laryngeal and intra-esophageal radiation for carcinoma of these organs, treatment of lung suppuration by bronchoscopic lavage.

Dr. Yankhauer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Kearns Yankauer, and one daughter, Mary Yankauer.

Rudolph Kramer, M.D.

Some of Dr. Yankauer's Inventions

Ether anesthesia mask
Various bronchoscopic tubes, forceps and other extracting instruments
Irrigating tubes; bronchoscopic and esophagoscopic Radium-seed introducer
Radium carrier for the esophagus
Laryngeal radium tube carrier
Various tonsillectomy instruments, such as scissors, dissectors, tissue forceps, tongue depressor
Direct naso-pharyngeal speculum
Radium-seed introducer for the naso-pharynx
Naso-pharyngeal punch forceps
Nasal speculum
Numerous forceps for operations on the para-nasal sinuses
Set of instruments for operation on the nasal septum
Instruments for intra-nasal operation on the lacrimal duct
A set of instruments for the examination and treatment of Eustachian tube
Instruments for the curettage of the Eustachian tube
Cannulae for irrigation through the natural orifices of the para-nasal sinuses
Pressure irrigating bottle
Suction and pressure anesthesia pump

War Memories of Dr. Yankauer

The passing of Dr. Yankauer, one of the great pioneers of an important branch of surgery, leaves a gap which never will be filled.

In our grief at the loss of our dear friend, colleague and comrade-in-arms we should not forget his sweet, sympathetic and humorous personality. Those who lived with him in the hospital in France saw, perhaps, a side of his character which would have been missed in other circumstances. As one of those thus favored, I may be permitted a very few words.

The practical ideas which flowed from his most original mind whenever unusual help was needed can hardly be appreciated by those who could not see him in action.

Two or three months before the Armistice, when peace seemed far away, Dr. Yankauer had the brilliant thought of gassing with bombs the enemy planes, not merely to damage the apparatus and the pilot but to disable both so

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