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Central Organization to Coordinate Service to Jewish Tuberculous Established

The creation of a central planning organization ” to bring about a systematic and coordinated plan of service” to Jewish tuberculous in this country was voted at a two-day meeting here of representatives of three Jewish national TB institutions and of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

The conference climaxed several years of negotiations and efforts by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds to bring the Jewish TB institutions together for a discussion of common problems and to evolve satisfactory methods of planning for the care of Jewish tuberculous.

The new central organization, which will be composed of five representatives of each of the national TB agencies, was established, according to the resolution, “to recommend betterments in operation and procedure, and in its discretion, to engage the services of a competent coordinator and of such other professional personnel as will more effectively enable the agencies to carry out the recommendations of the Dr. Philip Klein report.” Dr. Klein’s report, prepared in 1938 at the joint request of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the Council of National Jewish Agencies of Denver and Los Angeles, found that there was no systematic and coordinated plan for the care of Jewish tuberculous in the United States.