CHICAGO (Oct. 31)
Dr. Kalman J. Mann, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel appealed today to the American medical profession to use its influence and prestige “to persuade Arab physicians to meet with Israel doctors in the “spirit of Geneva” to discuss mutual health problems which would result in the saving of thousands of Arab and Jewish lives annually.
Addressing 3,000 delegates from all parts of the United States, Alaska and Puerto Rico at the 41st annual convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Dr. Mann declared that Israel physicians and medical institutions, now mobilized for the defense of the nation, are nevertheless prepared to share their knowledge and know-how in the treatment of tuberculosis, malaria and bilharzia (blood infection which currently victimizes the majority of the population of Egypt) with their Arab colleagues at a regional conference in any neutral area, including the United States.
Mrs. Abraham Tulinm, chairman of the medical organization, announced the establishment by Hadassah of a Dwight D. Eisenhower medical scholarship in hematology as an “expression of our heartfelt hope for the speedy and complete recovery of the President.” Dr. Paul Dudley White, Boston heart specialist who has attended the President and who has lectured without fee at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem and continued to send funds and important medical research books to Israel, will help select the recipient of the $5,000 fellowship and the American institution in which the studies will be pursued.
Hadassah raised a total of $112, million since 1922 for the organization’s programs in Israel and the United States, it was reported at the convention. Included in this total are 9.1 million raised in the last twelve months.