A gift of $10,000 by Dr. Henry I. Wachtel, a dentist of New York, to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will make possible soon the establishment of a dental clinic in the Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center in Jerusalem, it was announced at the National Hadassah office here.
The opening of this clinic, which will be known as the Clara Wachtel Dental Clinic, in memory of Dr. Wachtel’s wife, will be a further step in Hadassah’s program of preventive medicine in Palestine. The Straus Center, which is the headquarters for this work, contains more than twenty departments.
Part of the Wachtel gift will be used to purchase equipment and the rest will remain as an endowment fund, the interest of which will be used for the maintenance of equipment, purchase of supplies and popular education in oral hygiene. The clinic is expected to serve the needs of the children of Jerusalem.
Dr. Wachtel has long been identified with Zionist work, and he has been especially interested in the health work in the Holy Land. He has been following Hadassah’s expansion of preventive work that led up to the centralization of these activities in the Straus Center, which Nathan Straus build for Hadassah.