Near East Looks to Jerusalem Hospital for Medical Progress, Golub Says

Dr. Jacob J. Golub, director of the New York Hospital for Joint Diseases, said today that the projected Rothschild-Hadassah-University Hospital in Jerusalem would serve as a model for the whole Near East. He returned recently from Palestine, where, as consultant to the medical center’s building committee, he collaborated with the architect in completing final plans. He said work on the medical center would be launched next Summer.

The institution, occupying a 25-acre plot on Mount SeeBus, will comprise three units, each three stories high; a 26-bed hospital, a completely equipped graduate medical school and nurses’ training school and residence. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn, German exiled architect, it will be long, low and of modern design.

Pointing out that most hospitals are concerned with caring for the sick, Dr. Golub declared the Jerusalem center would concern itself with “the whole of medical progress.” He continued:

“It will use the present sick to teach future healers. It will use pathological material for investigational purposes to discover the cause and cure of diseases. This will bring a new scientific development into Palestine.”

Among the outstanding specialists who will staff the hospital will be: Dr. Luding Halberstaedter, candor specialist, formerly of Berlin University and Dr. Bernhard Zondek, formerly of Halle University gynecologist and co-discoverer of the Zondek-Ascheim test for pregnancy.

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