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Dr. Gershon Lewin, Warsaw Health Leader, Dead at 71

Word was received here today of the death in Warsaw of Dr. Gershon Lewin, prominent social worker, writer, physician and president of the Jewish Health Society, TOZ. He was 71 years old.

Dr. Lewin was one of the most popular figures in Warsaw and was beloved by all sections of the populace, yet because of the anti-Semitic terror, only seven persons participated in the funeral services. He was an authority on the Bible and the Talmud Among his writings were a number of novels and treatises on medical hygiene.

During the Russo-Japanese war, Dr. Lewin served with the Russian medical corps