A gift of $7,500 for the x-ray department of the proposed Hadassah University medical center in Jerusalem was announced yesterday by Mrs. Edward Jacobs and Mrs. Alexander Lamport, co-chairmen of the building fund committee of the new institution.
The money represents contributions by Mrs. Irma L. Lindheim, former national president of Hadassah, and friends of her husband, the late Norvin R. Lindheim, New York attorney, toward a Palestinian project in his memory. Mrs. Lindheim resides in Palestine.
A campaign is now in progress to raise $200,000 toward the erection of the hospital. The contemplated institution will supplant the present Hadassah-Rothschild Hospital and will be the first university-connected hospital in Palestine. When completed it will serve as the central hospital for the country under the direction of the Hadassah Medical Organization and as a research institute and graduate school of medicine under the supervision of the Hebrew University.
Drs. J. J. Golub and Nathan Ratnoff, of this city, are enroute to Palestine to select a site in Jerusalem and draw up plans for the hospital.