New York (Feb. 18)
The American Friends of the Hebrew University, the Hadassah, and the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee have agreed to engage in a combined effort to raise $3,500,000 for the establishment of an undergraduate medical school including adequate clinical facilities at the university, it was announced here today.
“According to a careful investigation that was made in Palestine by Hadassah and Hebrew University authorities, the indications are that there will be a shortage of physicians in Palestine within the next ten years, and that this shortage may be of serious dimensions”, the announcement said. “Even if the Medical School developed with a maximum degree of speed, it could not develop physicians within ten years. On the basis of these facts it was urgently recommended by these authorities that the school be established as soon as possible”.