• Short Summary

    CARDINAL CUSHING, ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON, TODAY (SATURDAY) CELEBRATED A REQUIEM "MASS OF THE ANGELS" FOR PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY, INFANT SON OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

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    CARDINAL CUSHING, ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON, TODAY (SATURDAY) CELEBRATED A REQUIEM "MASS OF THE ANGELS" FOR PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY, INFANT SON OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    THE PREMATURE BABY, THE FIRST BORN TO A PRESIDENT IN OFFICE FOR 68 YEARS, DIED OF A LUNG AILMENT EARLY YESTERDAY IN BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTRE.HE WAS 39 HOURS OLD.

    THE PRESIDENT, AWAKENED IN THE NIGHT WHEN HIS SON'S CONDITION WORSENED, STOOD BY AS THE BABY DIED.THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER ROBERT, U.S.ATTORNEY-GENERAL, WAS ALSO THERE.

    LATER PRESIDENT KENNEDY, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS BROTHER, FLEW TO OTIS AIR FORCE BASE TO BE WITH HIS WIFE, WHERE SHE WAS RECOVERING FROM A CAESAREAN OPERATION.WHILE MR.KENNEDY WAS WITH HIS WIFE, PIERRE SALINGER, THE PRESIDENT'S PRESS SECRETARY, GAVE REPORTERS DETAILS OF THE PRIVATE FUNERAL CEREMONY.

    THEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY LEFT FOR HIS SUMMER HOUSE ON SQUAW ISLAND, CAPE COD, TO TELL HIS OTHER CHILDREN, CAROLINE, FIVE AND A HALF, AND JOHN, TWO AND A HALF.

    WHEN PATRICK BOUVIER DIED HE WAS IN A HUGE BREATHING CHAMBER, SHOWN HERE IN USE RECENTLY IN A HEART OPERATION.THE CHAMBER, KNOWN AS A HYBERBARIC CHAMBER, IS DESIGNED SO THAT AIR PRESSURE CAN BE RAISED IF NECESSARY MAKING IT EASIER FOR PATIENTS TO ABSORB OXYGEN IN IT, THAN IN AN INCUBATOR, OR OXYGEN TENT.THE CHAMBER WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1929 TO SIMULATE CONDITIONS FOUND IN A SUBMERGED SUBMARINE.IT IS 31 FEET LONG (ABOUT 9 METRES) AND EIGHT FEET HIGH (ABOUT 2 METRES).ALTHOUGH THE DEVICE HAD BEEN USED MANY TIMES BEFORE, ALL THE OTHER BABIES WERE TREATED FOR HEART AILMENTS.THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IT WAS USED TO TREAT A LUNG AILMENT.

    PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS ENTER WITH THE PATIENT THROUGH A DOOR IN THE CENTRAL COMPARTMENT OF THE CHAMBER.THEY PASS THROUGH ANOTHER DOOR TO AN INTERIOR COMPARTMENT WHICH CAN BE FITTED AS A SMALL OPERATING THEATRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UN2MK5M6M1PUENYJ654I6VJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UN2MK5M6M1PUENYJ654I6VJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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