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Hadassah Treated More Arabs Than Jews from 1924 to 1928

January 29, 1930
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Interesting figures for the four years from 1924 to 1928, showing the proportion of persons treated at Hadassah institutions according to religion, have been compiled by the Hadassah Medical Organization and sent here.

In Hebron, where so many Jews were killed and wounded last summer, more than 50 percent of the patients of the Hadassah dispensary were non-Jews. Poor Arabs received free treatment over a period of years. When at one time Hadassah decided to transfer its physician to another port, the Arab press protested.

In 1929, from January to July, 916 Arabs were treated in the dispensary as against 691 Jews. The riots occurred in August.

In all of the Hadassah institutions, as is well known, all creeds are received and given the same quality of attention. Among those places where the Hadassah clinics treated a considerable number of non-Jewish patients, in addition to Hebron, were Givath Ada, from 30 to 50 percent; Metullah, 30 percent; Ilonia (Sedjera), 30 percent, and Benjamina, 25 percent.

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