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Hadassah Opens Drive for Establishment of Huge Tuberculosis Hospital in Palestine

A drive for funds to finance a fight on tuberculosis, typhoid and other epidemic disease in Palestine was launched here last night by the 30th annual Hadassah convention. First step in the extensive health facilities will be erection of a 250-bed tuberculosis hospital in Jerusalem, as part of the Hadassah-Rothschild-University Hospital there.

Prof. Leon Roth, rector of the Hebrew University, told the delegates that it was vitally important that a medical school be founded in the university to meet the post-war needs of Jews in Palestine and in devastated Europe. He predicted that within ten years there will be an acute shortage of doctors in Palestine.