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Men of Science and Letters Ask Aid for Physicians in Russia

June 1, 1923
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An appeal to men of science the world over, signed by Madam Curie, H.G. Wells. George Bernard Shaw, the Bishop of London, Lord Dawson of Penn, George Lansbury, Prof. G. Urbain, member of the Institute of France, Prof. C. Achard, member of the French Academy of Medicine, Prof. A. Beresdka, of the Pasteur Institute; Prof. A. Brachet, of the University of Brussels; Professors Mendes and Ettore Levi, of the University of Rome; Mayor Herriot, of Lyons, France; Prof. Emanuel Levy, of the Law Faculty or Lyons; Dr. Bloch of Zurich, and a half a hundred other well-known names, has been made in behalf of the physicians of Russia by the High Commission of Dr. Fridjof Nansen for Relief of Russia, in cooperation with the Epidemics Commission of the League of Nations represented by Dr. Norman White, it was announced today at the New York office of the Nansen High Commission, 1 Madison Avenue. An American committee of distinguished physicians will be formad to act in concert with the European committee named.

According to Dr. Haigh, the Russian physicians are less worried about their lack of food and clothing than by their lack of recent medical publications by which to keep abreast of the progress of modern medical science. The International Nansen Medical Relief Committee has already sent out lists of the names and addresses of 200 physicians or their families in Ekaterinoslaw district who are destitute, 6 in Novomoskoysky uyezd, 2 in Verchnekravsky uyezd, 2 in Pavlogradsky uyazd, 1 in Nikopolsky uyezd, 61 in the Kiev district, 114 in the city of Kherson and 24 widows of physicians in the uyezd of Kherson. All are reported to be in desperate need of food and clothing. A large proportion of the physicians and dependents are Jews.

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