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70th Birthday of Noted Jewish Physician Celebrated in Leningrad

The 70th birthday of the famous Soviet Jewish physician and teacher of medicine, Professor Boris Broderson, was celebrated in Leningrad this weekend with a public function in his honor and with the publication of a number of articles on his achievements in both the general and medical press, it was reported here today.

Dr. Broderson, one of the Soviet Union’s greatest physicians, is the brother of Moishe Broderson, the Yiddish dramatist who died in Warsaw several years ago. Apart from medicine, he is an expert on Yiddish literature and on Jewish history. He writes and speaks Yiddish and is often seen rummaging among old Hebrew documents at the library of his university.