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Plans of Raising $1,000,000 for Palestine Hospitals Discussed by Hadassah

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A combined session of the Hadassah and Junior Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organizations, opened the second day of the twelfth annual convention at the Hotel Statler here yesterday.

Means of raising $1,000,000 for extension of hospital and medical work in Palestine, in accordance with a resolution adopted at the previous session, were discussed. Mrs. Robert Szold presided.

Mrs. Irma I. Lindheim made a plea for socializing medicine, saying this was the mission of Hahassah. Through the efforts of Hadassah, trachoma has been reduced from 65 to 12 percent., she said.

“The Jews of the world will be judged by what they do in Palestine,” said Mrs. Milton Fuldeim.

Mrs. Archbald Silverman, who recently visited Palestine, laid stress on the need of modern buildings for Hadassah’s work in that country.

Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, chairman of the American Jewish Physicians Committee and of the Joint Hospital Committee of the Hahassah and the American Jewish Physicians Committee, explained to the delegates the program for the hospitalization of Palestine, saying that it included first, the establishment of a medical department in connection with the Hebrew University on Mr. Scopus. This project will serve, he said, as the cornerstone of the hospital program of the Joint Hospital Committee.

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