London (Nov. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The convening of an International Congress of Jewish medical men was urged by Dr. J. Snowman, speaking at a meeting of the council of the Jewish Health Organization of Great Britain held here.
The council decided to proceed with a plan for the anthropometric investigation of Jewish adolescents. The chairman reported that Dr. I. Cohen had consented to act as investigator. The Statistical Committee had been instructed to submit a plan of the investigation and to prepare a scheme of researches for the session. Among the questions the scheme is intended to cover is the comparative intelligence of Jewish and non-Jewish adolescents. The researches will also be extended to physical characteristics among children and adolescents. Another enquiry envisaged by the scheme deals with the incidence and mortality of Jews from tuberculosis and the course run by the disease.
A report on the condition of vision among Jewish children was submitted by Dr. A. Sourasky.