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Non-sectarian Medical Fraternity Protests Discrimination Against Jew

December 26, 1928
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Elect New Officers at National Convention

The discriminations made against Jewish students in their attempt to gai## admittance to medical schools were discussed at the three-day convention hel## at the Hotel Commodore of Phi Delt## Epsilon, the oldest and largest nonsectarian medical fraternity in the United States. Doctors and medical students from all over the country attended.

It was decided to demand uniform rules of admission for all. Plans were made to raise a fund of $1,000,000 to be used in research for combating the unconquered diseases. One hundred and fifty thousand dollars of this sum has already been subscribed by members of the fraternity. A plan to lend financial aid to indigent medical students who had already started their studies was inaugurated.

Dr. Leonard Averett, the well-known Philadelphia surgeon, was elected Grand Consul, succeeding Dr. J. J. Weiner of New York. Dr. Eli C. Romberg of Boston was chosen Vice-Consul. Both elections were unanimous.

The program of events included a banquet Sunday night at which Judge Julian Mack of the United States Circuit Court was the principal speaker. Dr. Louis Harris, former Health Commissioner of New York City, and a member of the fraternity, was toastmaster.

Phi Delta Epsilon, which consists of forty-two chapters and 3,500 members, has within its ranks some of the most famous doctors in the country, among them being Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia, Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen of Philadelphia. Dr. Milton Rosenau of Harvard, Dr. David Macht of Johns Hopkins, Dr. Morris Fishbein of writing fame and Dr. Edgar Mayer, an authority on tuberculosis. The fraternity celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary at its convention sessions.

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