Denies Anti-semitism in L. I. College Hospital
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Denies Anti-semitism in L. I. College Hospital

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There is no discrimination against Jewish students in the Long Island College Hospital, declared Dean Adam M. Miller, in a statement to a representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin.

Of the four hundred and thirtyseven students enrolled in the Medical School, between forty and fifty percent are Jewish, declared the Dean.

Asked whether anti-Jewish discrimination against Jewish students existed in other institutions throughout the country, as had been charged before the Association of American Colleges by Dr. A. M. Schwitella, of St. Louis, Dr. Miller declared he did not know, and that his knowledge was confined to the practice in his own institution.

He denied that he had endorsed the statement of Dr. Schwitella, Dean of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, to the effect that scholastic averages and personality ratings are so combined as to disguise the fact that racial discrimination is practiced.

He declared that he had made no comment upon Dr. Schwitella’s paper. His own statement, in the course of a paper read, to the effect that four and one-half times as many applications for admission to medical schools were received as applicants admitted, had absolutely no relation to racial discrimination. The figures were compiled purely on the basis of scholastic averages, and had not the slightest bearing on the religious faith of the applicants, he asserted.

He affirmed that while each school determines its own policy, every school requires in addition to scholastic rating, a personal interview with the applicants for admission.

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