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Yeshiva University Announces Establishment of First Jewish Medical School in U.S.

Yeshiva University will join with New York City in the construction of a $61,000,000 hospital and medical center in the Bronx section of the city, it was announced tonight by Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the University. The project involves a collaboration in which the University will provide the medical center and the personnel, an investment of $25,000,000, with the city spending $36,000,000 on a tuberculosis hospital and a general hospital.

The projected $10,000,000 Yeshiva University Medical School, the first such school to be established in the United States under Jewish auspices, will mark the initial phase of the University’s $25,000,000 Medical Center expansion program designed to include Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health and Post-Graduate divisions.

Dr. Belkin and Mayor Impellitteri spoke tonight at the University’s Founders Diner held at the Waldorf-Astoria. The 700 guests present pledged more than $2,000,000 to the project. Preceding the dinner, the University held a special convocation at which Governor Thomas E. Deway received the honorary degree of Doctor of laws.