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Concert Tuesday to Aid Hebrew University Fund

A concert for the benefit the medical department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem will be held at Carnegie Hall next Tuesday evening under the auspices of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee.

Organized in 1921 during a tour in the United States by Professor Albert Einstein on behalf of the University and Dr. Chaim Weizman, the American Jewish Physicins’Committee has as its objective the suppert of the department of micro-biology, and the chemistry department of Hebrew University.

Ten acres of land have been purchased on Mount Scopus as the site for the proposed medical school of the university. Together with the Hadassah, the committee is seeking to raise a fund totaling $200,000 for a University Hospital. Both grups have equipped an X-ray institute in the University which is the first of its kind in Palestine and is on a par with any in the world.

The committee also supports the medical library of Hebrew University, known as the Dr. Julius Jarcho Medical Library, which houses more than 25,000 volumes

The program at the concert will include selections from Beethoven, Chopin and Strauss. Artists will be Toscha Scidel, Ossip Gabrilowitsch and Mme. Hulda Lashanska.

Officers of the committee are: Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, president; Dr. Meyer R. Robinson, first vice-president; Dr. Albert. A. Epstein, second vice-president; Dr. Harry E. Isaacs, treasurer; Dr. Israel S. Wechsler, secretay, and Dr. Emanuel Eibman, chairman, executive committee.

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