Committees are being organized in more than two hundred and fifty cities in all parts of the country to conduct local campaigns for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, for which Hadassah, the American Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee are raising $200,000 as a building fund. The institution, to be erected in Jerusalem, will be a joint hospital and graduate medical school.
The country-wide campaign is being conducted from the national headquarters of Hadassah in New York. Mrs. Edward Jacobs, former national president of Hadassah; Mrs. Alexander Lamport, member of the national board; Dr. Emanuel Libman, outstanding pathologist and chairman of the executive committee of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee, and Dr. Nathan Rathoff, president of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee, constitute the building fund committee. Divisional committees will be organized by all of the two hundred and fifty-six chapters throughout the country, in cooperation with groups of organized physicians interested in this new development in Palestine.
In the work of the new hospital, Hadassah and the Hebrew University will coordinate certain aspects of their respective work in healing, teaching and research. Hadassah will administer the hospital, while the university will control its academic aspects.
The sponsors of the project believe that this is a most propitious time for the erection of such an institution. There are available today for Palestine a number of distinguished scientists and medical specialists from Germany, and the hospital administration will avail itself of the opportunity to gather to the hospital men of preeminence in their respective fields.