Internes Warn of Canadian Hospital Strike

Threats of a strike of internes throughout the French Canadian hospitals here was admitted as twenty at the Hotel Dieu hospital struck out of sympathy with those who walked out at the Notre Dame hospital to protest the addition of a Jewish physician, Dr. Sam Rabinovitch, to the staff.

Authorities at the Notre Dame hospital dismissed en bloc the striking anti-Semitic internes. Work at the hospital was reported going on “as usual,” with specialists temporarily handling the internes’ regular duties.

The administration is now seeking new internes to replace the dismissed anti-Semitic group. The strikers appeared Friday before hospital authorities to demand that Dr. Rabinovitch be dismissed, but they were refused emphatically.

Hospital officials firmly decided to abide by the contract made with the Jewish physician. The hospital is a French Canadian institution and its staff is composed of graduates and undergraduates of the French University of Montreal.

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