Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Prof. Jonathan Magnes who died yesterday in Jerusalem after a heart attack. He was 68 years old. Born in New York City, he was brought to Palestine in 1922 by his father, the late Prof. Judah Leib Magnes, who was the first head of Hebrew University. Jonathan Magnes headed the university medical school’s department of physiology from 1957 to 1968 when he was appointed dean of the school. He was also president of the YMHA in Jerusalem.
He served on UNESCO’s international advisory committee on arid zones research and on the neurochemistry panel of the International Brain Research Society. He was a founder and president of the Israeli Society of Physiology and Pharmacology and a member of the World Federation of Neurology. His research included work on brain metabolism for the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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