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Race No Factor in Tuberculosis and Diabetes

January 9, 1929
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The resistance of Jews to tuberculosis has been ascribed to racial immunity, more careful inspection of food, greater sobriety and care of children, it is stated in a lecture published in the British Medical Journal, by Sir Humphrey Rolleston, who is attending King George.

Sir Humphrey recalls that Joslin stated emphatically that a Jew becomes diabetic, not in virtue of his race, but because he is inclined to obesity.

Whether the frequency of obesity, and so of diabetes, in the race was entirely acquired and due to wealth and luxury, or whether it is, in part at least, hereditary and constitutional, was still a matter of doubt. A warning is given to heavy smokers, especially of cigarettes, and particularly to Jews, of the danger of heart disease.

Eugene Zacharias was elected President of the Pi Epsilon Pi Fraternity at its annual convention at the Hotel Ambassador, Atlantic City, N. J.

Those elected on the governing board are Alex J. Whynman, Louis Fushan. Charles Fleishman. Emanuel Wirkman and Edward Davis.

The first real home of the Independent Order of Brith Abraham. organized forty-two years ago, was dedicated last Sunday at 431 Pine Street. Philadelphia. State Senator Samuel W. Sales presided and the speakers included Mayor Mackey. Ex-Congressman Nathan Periman, of New York, and Rabbi B. L. Levinthal.

This is the first time in the history of the organization that any lodge or group of lodges has owned its own home. In the basement of the building is a restaurant. Club and lodge rooms are on the second floor and smaller club rooms throughout the building.

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