MIAMI (May. 19)
A $50,000 gift to Mt. Sinai Hospital by Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mindlin was announced here today. The gift will be used to establish the Saul Mindlin Contemplation Room at the new Mt. Sinai Hospital now going up on Miami Beach.
Saul Mindlin died on August 21,1958, at the age of 37, following a lengthy illness. In 1952, he had been appointed by then President Harry S. Truman to the President’s Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mindlin, formerly of Brooklyn, N. Y., were among founders of Beth El Congregation there. A brother, Leo Mindlin, is executive editor of The Jewish Floridian.
The late Saul Mindlin joined the Navy Department in Washington, D. C., rose rapidly through the ranks, and by 1944 was an assistant to George Keenan in the War Production Board, an advisor to then President Roosevelt. At the conclusion of World War II, Mr. Mindlin was assigned to the Veterans Administration as national chief of the psychiatric division in prosthetics.