NEW YORK (Jan. 25)
A campaign against Jewish doctors has been started in Soviet Byelorussia, it was reported from Moscow today in a cable to the New York Times. The report said that the leading Soviet newspaper in Minsk, capital of Byelorussia, charges seven Jewish doctors with malingering and giving each ether false excuses for illness, to cover each other on absences from their jobs.
Among the doctors involved, the newspaper, “Soviet Byelorussia,” named Drs. Asya Epstein, Tsilya Nisnevich, Regina Blok, Kantororich, Slobcdskaya, Kokash and Dora Moisaevna Paperno. The newspaper charged that Dr. Epstein had been absent 64 days in one year on excuses given by Dr. Nisnevich. The paper said that Dr. Blok got an illness excuse from Dr. Epstein whenever she wanted one, and added that this also was a case of malingering. Similar cases were said to involve Dr. Kantorovich, who was absent 131 days in one year; Dr. Slobodskaya, who missed 100 days, and Dr. Kokash, 194 days. Dr. Paperno, who was chief of the consulting commission, also was said to have received absence excuses often.