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Hadassah Received $250.000 in Grants for Research During Year

Hadassah received research grants in 1957 totalling $250,000, it was reported here today at the annual mid-winter conference of the organization. Mrs. Abraham Tulin, national chairman of the Hadassah Medical Organization Committee in the United States, said that of this sum $110,000 was awarded to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School and to the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel for clinical and pre-clinical research by the Ford Foundation through the Israel Government.

Mrs. Tulin said that $50,000 was received from the Florina Lasker Research Fund for “The Study of Man in Israel.” The grants from the Florina Lasker Research Fund are earmarked for definite projects which included I, Determination of the incidence of diabetes in various groups, old-time residents of Israel and new immigrants, urban dwellers and farmers, according to their countries of origin; 2. A study of nutrition and health among Cochin Jews; 3. Smoking in pulmonary cancer among Yemenite and Bulgarian Jews in Israel.

Dr. Kalman J. Mann, director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel, who arrived from Israel last week to participate in the Hadassah conference, disclosed that “a new and successful technique has been developed by Hadassah surgeons for replacement of the esophagus with an artificial one, thus giving new hope to victims of cancer of the upper esophagus, which is fairly common in the United States and Israel. He said the new technique was developed and used successfully by Dr, Zvi Neuman, acting head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Hanoch Milwidsky, head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, both of Hadassah’s Ziv Hospital in Jerusalem.