American Advisory Committee Proposed to Aid Israeli Research

An all-day conference on medicine and medical research in Israel took place this weekend at Montefiore Hospital here, under the chairmanship of Dr. H.M. Zimmerman, chief of the hospital’s laboratory division.

A panel of physicians from Kupat Holim, the Histadrut health insurance program, presented graphic reports on the achievements of the program during the past years, and indicated future trends of Kupat Holim which cares for some 1,400,000 citizens of Israel.

Dr. Andre de Vries, professor of medicine at the Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and director of the Rogoff Research Institute at Petah Tikvah, called for the establishment of an American advisory committee to help Kupat Holim institute an expanded research and post-graduate teaching program for the 2,000 doctors affiliated with the program.

Dr. George Silver, chief of Social Medicine at the Montefiore Hospital, led a panel discussion on the application of Kupat Holim principles to medical practices in the newly established Asian and African countries.

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