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Dr. Bendit, Eminent Neurologist, Dies in London; Was Active in Jewish Life

Dr. Maximilian Bendit, an eminent neurologist and active supporter of Jewish causes, died here today at the age of 49. French President Charles deGaulle and former French President Vincent Auriol were among his private patients.

Dr. Bendit took an active part in various Jewish charities, especially for youth causes. He made frequent trips to Israel where his family, who escaped from Rumania, now reside. Born in Czernowitz, Rumania, Dr. Bendit completed his studies in psychiatry in Paris where he practiced for a number of years. During the Second World War he was among the first contingent of free French forces who emigrated to England where he was appointed chief resident physician at the French Hospital in London.