Medicine: Brooklyn Misdemeanor

A telephone operator of Brooklyn's big Jewish Hospital, one Margaret Rhatigan, was discharged last October. Declaring that Dr. Morris Hinenburg, a young man who had become director of the hospital only six months prior, had dismissed her because she was trying to unionize the employes, Mrs. Rhatigan began an organization campaign which culminated in March when 200 cooks, dishwashers, laundresses, electricians, slop women and orderlies put on a sit-down strike in the hospital's kitchens, pantries and ice plant. Babies cried because their wet diapers were not changed. Doctors and nurses were obliged to go to public restaurants for their meals. After...

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