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Hadassah to Give 4 Year Degree Course in Nursing; Tekoah, Lindsay Praise Work

Hadassah’s famed Henrietta Szold School of Nursing in Jerusalem is introducing a four-year degree course in nursing which will entail a minimum of a half-million dollars to implement, Mrs. Faye L. Schenk, national Hadassah Medical Organization chairman announced at the four-day national mid-winter conference meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria through tomorrow. The oldest nursing school in Israel, the Henrietta Szold-Hadassah School of Nursing was established in 1918. The new course will culminate in a baccalaureate degree in the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Medicine.

The half-million dollar figure which Mrs. Schenk foresees, will provide for additional personnel–which will be more than doubled in the next three years, for student scholarships and operating expenses. It does not include the development budget dealing with additional construction and equipment.

The present building will no longer serve as a residential dormitory combined with a school, but will have the interior completely changed to suit the needs of a university faculty. Students will live in student hostels or in the city. This is the first time that a degree course of this type will be available in Israel. Students who have passed their matriculation examinations will be eligible for the Hebrew University degree.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Yosef Tekoah, addressing Hadassah’s conference banquet last night, expressed Israel’s appreciation for “what Hadassah is doing in Israel’s cause.” He said “whatever Hadassah does or whatever Hadassah is, it’s beautiful.”

Mayor John V. Lindsay, praising the work of Hadassah in Israel, said: “The more there is energetic support in Israel, the more it seems to generate in New York City for our own hospitals, old-age centers and child development programs.” Referring to Premier Golda Meir’s visit next week in New York, he said that she “gives us an enormous lift when she is here,” and “inspires us with all her immense enthusiasm for what she is doing.”

Prof. Hans S. Lindner of the Weizmann Institute of Science has been named the first incumbent of the Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson Ill Chair in endocrinology, established by the Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute. Sen. Stevenson (D.III.) is a son of the late Adlai Stevenson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a U.S. Presidential candidate in the 1950s. Prof. Lindner and his colleagues are engaged in basic research in an area that may contribute toward curbing the population explosion.

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