In order to avail itself of American expert opinion in matters of public health organization for application in its health work in Palestine, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has invited ten prominent physicians and a consulting engineer to act as an advisory committee to Hadassah, Mrs. Samuel Halprin, acting chairman of the Palestine Committee of the organization, announced yesterday. The group will be known as the Public Health and Medical Reference Board of Hadassah.
Dr. Louis I. Harris, former Health Commissioner of New York, is chairman of the board, and Abel Wolman of Baltimore, sanitary engineer, is secretary. The other members are Dr. S. S. Goldwater, a trustee of Mt. Sinai Hospital and former Health Commissioner of New York; Dr. E. M. Bluestone, director of Montefiore Hospital and former director of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Palestine; Dr. Lee K. Frankel, second vice-president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Dr. Charles F. Wilinsky, director of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston; Dr. Milton Rosenau, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene of Harvard University Medical School; Dr. Jacob Sobel, member of advisory board of New York Department of Health; Dr. Jacob Golub, director of the Hospital for Joint Diseases; Dr. I. S. Wechsler, associate professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University; and Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia, president of Gratz College.
The members of the reference board are at present considering plans for reorganizing the Hadassah Medical Organization and the question of private practice on the part of physicians employed by Hadassah. The proposed reorganization of the Hadassah Medical Organization is for the purpose of coordinating all the health work in Palestine and integrating the health work more closely with the life of the community.