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Medical World Now Turns Its Gaze on Britain

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England has suddenly become the world’s center in medical research—because of the influx of German Jewish doctors, an article in the Sunday Pictorial here points out.

Among them are some of the most brilliant of Gemany’s workers in medical research, and they are now engaged in London with some of England’s most talented investigators on inquiries of high importance.

When the Jewish refugees first arrived in this country their position was a little difficult, as, of course, they could not practice here.

It was soon recognized, however, that the vast field of research was open to them, and the newcomers were eagerly welcomed by British investigators.


The majority of British workers on medical subjects have been severely handicapped by their ignorance of the German language.

The opportunity which has now arisen for personal co-operation with some of Germany’s most brilliant intellects is of incalculable benefit. It may be said with truth that research work of a character more vital than any the world has ###to known is at this moment being carried on in England.

The Medical Research Council has realized the opportunity and has allocated the sum of £4,000, given by the Stock Exchange Dramatic Society, to the London Hospital for the promotion of research into the value of short wave radiation in the treatment of diseases.

In this task Sir Robert Stanton Woods and Professor D. T. Harris will have the assistance of Dr. E. May, a German refugee who was one of Germany’s first workers in this field.

Dr. T. Reiter is another refugee who has written on the short Hertzian waves in medicine.

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