Jerusalem (Sep. 23)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Dr. C. Adler, of the Hebrew University, has succeeded in tracing the origin of the Popotacci and Jericho-rose diseases by carrying out research work on certain protozoa, an announcement of the Hebrew University declares.
He devoted his attention specially to the sand-fly (Phlebotimus). It is stated that Dr. Adler’s researches have extended further than the reseaches conducted by the League of Nations mission for tropical diseases and the British mission in India.
The foundation of the Physics-Mathematics Institute of the Hebrew University has been completed and the excavation work for the National Library building is preceeding satisfactorily, a report of the building progress stated.
The work of repairing the earthquake damage is going forward rapidly. The workshops which were badly damaged have been pulled down entirely. New buildings will be erected near the animals’ shed.
It is expected that the work of repair and the installation of the fixtures and apparatus will be completed before the rainy season. This is due to the prompt financial help which was sent to the Hebrew University authorities after the earthquake. The academic course will begin in the fall without any delay.