Cal Hirsch, star reporter for the North China Daily News of Shanghai, who arrived in New York recently, reported yesterday that approximately 100 German Jewish doctors have set up offices in Shanghai.
Hirsch, who is recognized as holding one of the most interesting jobs in newspaperdom as police reporter for the largest English language daily in the Far East, told the Jewish Daily Bulletin that German refugees have prospered since their arrival in China. He said that during the short time they have lived in the city they have come to be regarded as “Hitler’s gift to the Far East” by virtue of the medical skill they have contributed to a territory which has long suffered from inadequate medical attention.
“German Jewish doctors,” said the newspaperman, “have already established themselves as being among the most expert surgeons and general practitioners of Shanghai. None of them seems to be suffering from lack of patronage, while most of them have already established themselves as commanding figures in the city’s public health service.”
Hirsch, an American, has returned to this country for a six months vacation. During the eleven years during which he has served Shanghai newspapers he has covered the most news-worthy incidents of the Far East. He was a front-line reporter during the Japanese invasion of Shanghai.