NEW YORK (Jul. 20)
A $60,000 gift will make possible a research program at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School into the means by which children learn to understand their environment and to convey images and feelings in drawings, paintings and verbal expression, it was announced here today.
Philip M. Klutznick, president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, said the money from a Boston donor will be used to set up the Hymie Danishevsky Fund at the school and that proceeds of the fund will be used for clinical research of the mind-body relationship processes of children. Information from such studies reportedly has significant implications for knowledge of human physical and mental development as well as in providing insights for psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Felix Deutsch, a psychiatrist, will participate in an advisory capacity. Dr. Deutsch organized a similar study several years ago at the Boston Children’s Hospital for which he continues to serve as consultant. The project in Israel will be closely coordinated with the one in Boston.