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Training of New Generation of Jewish Doctors for Work in Post-war Europe Urged

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Emphasizing that after the war there will be a great scarcity of Jewish doctors in Europe, since many of them have been massacred by the Nazis and others have emigrated to oversea lands, Prof. Bernhard Zondeck, world-famous medical authority, today demanded that the Hebrew University immediately convert its pre-medical faculty into a faculty capable of graduating doctors.

Prof. Zondeck voiced this demand in an address before the annual conference of the Jewish Medical Association. He pointed out the urgent need for training a new generation of Jewish physicians, especially since Jews who will remain alive in Poland and in other countries liberated from the Nazis, will have to be under medical care for many years before their health is restored.

The medical conference devoted its main discussions to consideration of the formation of a world-wide organization of Jewish physicians with its center in Palestine, the establishment of close contact between Jewish physicians through out the world, the publication in English of the Palestine medical journal Harefuah, so that it might be sent to doctors throughout the world, and finally, establishing Palestine as the chief medical center of the Middle East.

It was revealed at the meeting that 200 Jewish physicians, one out of every eleven in the country, are now serving in the armed forces. The convention sent greetings to Hadassah in the United States and paid tribute to its activities in behalf of health and welfare activities in Palestine.

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