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Dr. M. Olkan, Noted American Jewish Nerve Specialist, Returns from Travels Abroad


Dr. M. Olkan, the noted American Jewish nerve specialist has returned to New York after a long absence abroad, during which he visited Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and all the countries of Europe.

Dr. Olkan, who was formerly with the Paychopathic Department of the University of Chicago, enlisted in the war and was assigned as Chief of the Cardio-Vascular Diseases Division. After the armistice he was attacked to the American Near-East Relief and was Medical Director of the Adana unit.

Dr. Olkan then visited Palestine, India, China, Japan, Austria and France, where he engaged in scientific research into all nervous disease, particularly into the commonly called “sleeping sickness.” He also visited Russia at the invitation of Prof. Semashko, Minister of Public Health, where he made a study of Encyphilities.

The noted specialist, after his return from Asia Minor, was for a short time connected with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, helping to organize the medical relief work in Poland, Lithuania and Carpatho-Russia.

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