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Ford Foundation Announces Grants for Scientific Research in Israel

Five Ford Foundation grants for scientific research, totalling more than $100, 000, have been awarded to the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel and the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School through the Government of Israel, it was announced here today. The grants have been earmarked for:

1. Professor Moshe Rachmilewitz, chief of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Rothschild-Hadassah-University Hospital and dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, both in Jerusalem, for investigation of Vitamin B12 as a factor in anemia of pregnancy in Israel.

2. Dr. Shlomo Hesnin, associate professor of biochemistry at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, for a study of Prymnesium Parvum, its toxin and the possibility of counteracting its toxic activity.

3. Professor Aryen Dostrovsky and Dr. Felix Sagher, former head and head, respectively, of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology of the Rothschild-Hadassah-University Hospital, for investigation of physiological and pathological changes in the skin under various climatic influences in subtropical areas. Professor Dostrovsky is professor emeritus of dermatology and venereology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School and Dr. Sagner is associate professor of dermatology and venereology there.

4. Dr. Yehuda Matoth, chief physician of the Pediatrics Department of the Rothschild-Hadassah-University Hospital, for a study of folic and folinic acid metabolism in infancy with special reference to malnutrition and infantile diarrhea. Dr. Matoin is also an instructor in pedianics at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School.

5. Professor Joseph Gurevitch, head of the Department of Clinical Bacteriology and Serology of the Rothschild-Hadassah-University Hospital and professor of bacteriology and serology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, for investigation of hemorrhagic disorders in Oriental Jews.

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