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Dr. Heinrich Neumann, Noted Viennese Ear Specialist, Dead at 66; Active in Refugee Aid

Dr. Heinrich Neumann, noted Viennese ear specialist, died last night in his apartment of a gastric ailment. He was 66 years old. Since the Austro-German Anschluss in March, 1938, which resulted in his detention for a short time, he has devoted considerable time and effort to the refugee problem.

Dr. Neumann was arrested on March 15, 1938, and released when the Palestine Government announced it would admit him. He attended the Evian conference in July, 1938, cooperated with the ORT in Vienna and last Spring came to the United States, where he has been engaged in working with the Joint Distribution Committee and other groups.

As a physician, Dr. Neumann was one of the world’s greatest authorities on ear diseases and numbered among his patients the Duke of Windsor, former King Alfonso of Spain and many other notables. Born in Hethars, Hungary, on June 16, 1873, he studied in Budapest and Vienna and, after creating a stir in medical circles by his papers and lectures on ear surgery, he joined the faculty of Vienna University in 1918.