Jews Relatively Immune to Tuberculosis, is Physician’s Assertion
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Jews Relatively Immune to Tuberculosis, is Physician’s Assertion

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Less Susceptible Than Nordies Conference is Told (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish race is relatively immune to tuberculosis, declared Dr. W. Miller, speaking before the congress of the Medical Veterinary Association in session here. The subject of Dr. Miller’s address was disease resistance among men and animals.

The Jewish people in America and the populated parts of Europe are less susceptible to infection than the Nordic race, he declared, Jewish deaths from tuberculosis in America is thirty-seven per thousand, while others number 138 per thousand.

The Jews remain healthy due to adherence to their hygienic traditions and dietary laws, stated Dr. Morris, chairman of Sanitary Inspectors of Northern Wales, in his address before the Congress.

Jewish boys are coming to the fore in othletics in the Lehigh Valley colleges in Pennsylvania.

At Lehigh University. Bethlehem, Pa., Hy man Goldman, of Easton, a former football star, has been appointed assistant coach of the varsity team, while two of the team’s stars are Jews, Art Davidowitz of Scranton, and Levitz of Atlantic City.

Lafayeite College, Easton, Pa. has a Jewish star in Nate Soloff, of Bridgeport, Conn. who is a tackle. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, has a Jewish star in Dave Greenberg, Philadelphia, fullback of the team.

Ground breaking exercises for the New Beth El educational Center of Milwaukee will be held Sunday morning, on the lot adjacent to the present Temple structure.

The school building will be three stories high. It will have eight large class rooms. each class accomodating thirty-five children and a study for the Rabbi, a School office and a library room. It will be a fireproof structure of brick and stone, modeled after modern school buildings. Jacob Marks is chairman of the building committee.

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