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Reth Israel Hospital Gets Valuable Library

November 19, 1923
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A Medical Library, containing the latest books on medicine including a number of rare publications on the history of medicine, valued at more than $50,000 has been bequeathed to the Beth Israel Hospital of New York City byy the late Dr. Jacob Rosen bloom of Pittsburgh, Pa., the eminent metabolist who died on September 25th last. The gift was made through Dr. Max Kahn, Director of Laboratories of Beth Israel Hospital, who was a friend and co-worker of Dr. Rosenbloom.

Superintendent Louis J. Frank of Beth Israel said that this Library will be placed in the new Beth Israel Hospital now nearing completion on Livingston Place between 16th and 17th streets.

According to Dr. Kahn, renowned in the scientific world as the discoverer of Intarvin for diabetes and who is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Columbia University and Chief of the Department of Metabolism of Beth Israel Hospital of New York, the gift of this immense medical library will be of greatest value tothe physicians of New York. The collection consists of medical books and treatises of every country in the world and also contains some rare medical works which were written centuries ago.

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