Hadassah Gets Kaplan’s Praise for Zion Work

Unstinting praise of Hadassah for its medical work in Palestine was given by Dr. Ira I. Kaplan, director of the cancer division in the New York Department of Hospitals, who yesterday morning returned from that country with Mrs. Kaplan aboard the Italian liner Conte di Sovoia.

Dr. Kaplan expressed complete satisfaction with the results of his mission, which was to deliver 100 milligrams of the precious radium, donated by his mother, Mrs. B. D. Kaplan, to the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem.

This radium will be used in the treatment of cancer and other tumorous diseases. Prior to Mrs. Kaplan’s contribution there were in all of Palestine only 200 milligrams of radium, privately owned by a physician from Germany.

Dr. Kaplan declared that when passing through Beirut, Syria, he was told at the American University there that now patients from Syria also will be sent to Jerusalem for treatment.

Dr. Kaplan visited the Tiberias area after the recent flood and returned with compliments for the relief work accomplished by the Hadassah nurses and other Jewish organizations. He said most of the afflicted were Arabs, but Jews gave valuable assistance. He characterized Miss Henrietta Szold working there “in mud and filth,” as an “angel.”

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