Scientific research and the practice of medicine in Palestine and the Near East, particularly in the fields of otology and laryngology, will be augmented with the arrival in the Holy Land of Professor Morris Levine of the faculty of the Post Graduate Medical School of Columbia University.
Professor Levine, accompanied by his wife and nephew, Robert A. Ehrlich, is sailing today on the Excambion of the American Export Line.
This will be his third visit to the Jewish National Home. He had already visited Palestine in 1921 and 1931, when he spent several months there, during which he evoked interest in the medical and governmental circles of the country. His present trip differs from his former visits as he goes on a settler’s visa with the intention of spending a considerable part of the year in Palestine, while returning for the summer each year to the United States. This arrangement was entered into since he will continue his post-graduate lectures at the Columbia school.
Professor Levine is the author of several medical textbooks, including one on “Practical Otology,” which are being used in many medical schools in the United States. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Board of Otolaryngology, a member of the American Editors and Authors Association, the American Medical Association and other scientific bodies. His connection with the Columbia Medical School dates back over twenty years.
Professor Levine was born in Vilna in 1882, and is an orthodox Jew. He is a member of the Zionist’ Organization of America.