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N.Y. State Discrimination Body Will Study A.J.C. Complaint Against Medical Journal

The State Commission Against Discrimination will take up the complaint of the American Jewish Congress charging that the American Medical Association, in its monthly Journal, publishes discriminatory situation wanted advertisements. The Commission will first, however, determine whether it has jurisdiction over such a complaint.

The A.J.C. charged that the A.M.A. official publication publishes position wanted advertisements containing such terms as “Anglo-Saxon,” “native born,” “Gentile” and “Protestant.” A denial that any valid grounds existed for the charge was issued by Dr. Louis Bauer, chairman of the A.M.A. board of trustees. He said that ads seeking help were not permitted to carry any discriminatory phrases, but ads from persons seeking positions were allowed to state their preferences.