Medicine: Pneumonia Flight

Emergency. On Friday, April 20, Floyd Bennett suffering from influenza flew to the assistance of the Bremen crew. When he arrived in Lake Ste. Agnes, Quebec, he had contracted pneumonia. On

Sunday, April 22, he was rushed to the Jeffrey Hale hospital, Quebec; word was flashed to New York. The New York World and the North American Newspaper Alliance, sponsors of the flight, immediately telephoned Dr. William H. Delaney, superintendent of the hospital, suggesting a consultation, which was gratefully accepted. Dr. Alvan L. Barach, assistant physician at the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, was sent...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!