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Only 31 Per Cent of Jewish Children in Russia Are Healthy

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The appalling state of the health of the growing Jewish generation in Soviet Russia was pointed to by figures made known by a specially appointed medical commission.

In a statement issued by this commission, it was declared that the physical state of the Jewish children is lower than that of the Russian, Polish and other nationalities.

The commission examined 1,500 Jewish school children in the city of Homel. Only 31 per cent were found to be comparatively healthy. Twentyfour per cent are suffering from lung diseases, 19,4 per cent from improper blood circulation and 49,4 per cent are anemic.

The reason for this situation is the poverty and the unsanitary conditions of the homes and schools.