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Tuberculosis Among Jews in Post-war Europe May Assume Large Proportions, Expert Says

The National Jewish Hospital of Denver, in cooperation with the Federal Security Agency and the State of Colorado has worked out a program to curb tuberculosis in the United States, it was announced here today by Samuel Schaefer, executive secretary of the hospital.

Mr. Schaefer predicted that Jewish organizations will be faced with an enormous problem of combatting tuberculosis in post-war Europe. “Before the many thousands of persecuted Jewish men, women and children can profit by any planning for their economic and social security, their health will have to be restored,” he said. “Unfortunately, this does not resolve into a simple problem of routine mass medication and feeding. We cannot state exactly how many of them have become victims of tuberculosis. But the ghetto conditions under which they have been forced to live, the starvation they have suffered and their mental anguish must inevitably result in a tragically large number of cases of tuberculosis.”