Guide to the Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives
1918-2011
bulk 1940-1990

I-578/RG 2

The finding aid was prepared by Patricia Glowinski in 2015. It is based upon two previous finding aids: a 2009 finding aid by Susan Woodland and Margaret Bausman, and the original finding aid, dating from 1984, by Ira Daly.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Title: Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives
Dates:1918-2011
Dates:bulk 1940-1990
Abstract: The Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives document Hadassah's work in providing health care resources in Palestine/Israel since 1918. The activities documented revolve around the development of the Hadassah Hospital; health centers; dental centers; occupational and rehabilitative services; medical, nursing, dental, and pharmacy schools; as well as numerous educative and preventive projects, especially those aimed at infant care. The documents also reflect the history of the Yishuv (Jewish settlement in Palestine) and the establishment of the State of Israel. The record group contains articles, clippings, correspondence, financial records, fundraising material, minutes, personal accounts, press releases, publicity material, reports, and statistical reports.
Languages: This collection is predominantly in English with some material in German, Hebrew, and French. Some Hebrew documents have English language annotations and/or translations.
Quantity: 87.75 linear feet (171 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box, and 3 oversized folders)
Identification: I-578/RG 2
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Hadassah Medical Organization administrative staff with Henrietta Szold (2nd row center) and first HMO Director, Isaac M. Rubinow (on Szold's left), 1922

Hadassah Medical Organization administrative staff with Henrietta Szold (2nd row center) and first HMO Director, Isaac M. Rubinow (on Szold's left), 1922

The historical note is from the 2009 finding aid. The text was originally created for the exhibit, "A Lifeline for Israel: The Hadassah Medical Organization 1913-1967," curated by Barry Kessler in 2005 at the Center for Jewish History in New York. It was lightly edited in 2015.

The Hadassah Medical Organization

From its beginning in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America had an approach to health care that was based upon the simple concept of helping mothers care for their children. The origins of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Palestine/Israel began when two American nurses, Rachel "Rae" Landy and Rose Kaplan, were sent to Jerusalem in 1913. It grew into a network of hospitals, clinics, health stations, public health initiatives, and school-based programs that represented key segments of Israel's health care system.

A nursing settlement 1913-1918

At the turn of the 20th century, Progressive Era social reforms influenced many Americans' views on medical services, education, sanitation, and access to clean and safe food and water. American women were broadening their vision beyond their own homes and families and beginning to consider the well-being of poor women and children.

When American Jewish women saw the impoverished and disease-ridden children of Jerusalem through the eyes of Henrietta Szold, noted scholar and pioneer Zionist, they embraced her vision of meaningful, practical work. Szold inspired her women's study circle to form the first chapter of what would become a national women's Zionist organization, Hadassah. Following the format of the settlement house developed in America, Hadassah's goal was to begin public health initiatives and American-style nursing care in the Jewish homeland.

The American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)

As World War I continued, health conditions throughout Palestine deteriorated and inhabitants turned to the international Jewish community for help. On behalf of the World Zionist Organization, Louis D. Brandeis asked Hadassah to organize relief. Fulfilling the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British took Jerusalem from the Turks and created "a national home" for the Jewish people in Palestine. Organized with Hadassah's support to combat the intolerable health conditions that ravaged post-war Palestine, the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU) departed from New York on June 11, 1918. The AZMU included a staff of 20 physicians, 20 nurses, dentists, a sanitary engineer, and a pharmacist, equipped with hundreds of cases of medicine, hospital linens, clothing (including baby layettes made by Hadassah women), enough medical equipment for a small hospital, an ambulance and six automobiles.

From AZMU to Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) 1918-1939

By sending the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU) to Palestine, Hadassah created a modern health-care system for the Jewish community (the Yishuv). The AZMU's medical network was based in a modern hospital with a full array of scientific resources, yet maternity, infant, and children's health remained at the heart of Hadassah's mission. In 1921, the AZMU became known as the Hadassah Medical Organization, and a permanent presence in Israel.

Though Hadassah drew criticism as one of the Yishuv's leading representatives of American Zionism, the organization defended its operations and its autonomy in the Zionist politics of the Yishuv. Hadassah's greater concern with the women and children of the cities than with the young pioneers created tension with local leaders and darkened relations with Kupat Holim, the mutual aid fund of the pioneers. The AZMU continued to assist the mutual aid fund and, in return, demanded supervision over sanitary conditions in the work camps. Disputes arose with workers who ignored the AZMU physicians' advice to avoid contaminated water, get inoculated, and adopt a healthier diet.

A Jerusalem headquarters

The AZMU's centerpiece was the ninety-bed Meyer de Rothschild Hospital in Jerusalem, the first in Palestine with American-style departments headed by specialists. Hospital departments included internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, ophthalmology, dermatology, and general surgery. New laboratories for bacteriology and pathology, a morgue, a machine shop, an isolation hut, and a laundry were added later.

Nurses' Training School

Desperate for skilled hands, the AZMU began a nursing school at Rothschild Hospital in 1918, building on the practical training in nursing started several years earlier by Dr. Helena Kagan. This gave local women one of their first real opportunities for vocational education. Soon after, a three-year formal curriculum was instituted, based on the American idea of nursing as a profession. Hadassah raised funds to publish the first Hebrew-language nursing textbook, The Eye by Aryeh Feigenbaum. Lectures on physiology and sanitation were given in Hebrew for the first time ever.

Hospitals and clinics outside Jerusalem

The AZMU arrived in Jerusalem in August 1918, following the takeover of Palestine by the British. Also quickly setting up emergency sanitation and refugee aid in Tel Aviv and Jaffa, the Unit followed the British conquest north. The AZMU fought cholera in Tiberias and typhoid in Safed. These efforts formed the basis of a permanent, countrywide medical establishment for Palestine.

Infant welfare

The heart of Hadassah's medical work was the Infant Welfare Station. From one milk kitchen started in Jerusalem's Old City in 1920, Hadassah's infant welfare stations multiplied to more than twenty by 1935. Hundreds of babies were registered, weighed, and examined. Mothers were taught how to bathe, dress, and feed their infants properly at weekly lectures given in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic. To reach those who did not come to the clinics, Hadassah continued its original function of district nursing among the poor.

School hygiene

Protecting children from trachoma, lice, and ringworm had been at the forefront of Hadassah's concerns since the arrival of its first nurses in Jerusalem in 1913. AZMU preventive work evolved into the Department of School Hygiene eventually staffed by thirty nurses. They examined schoolchildren, teaching them basic health practices, and visited absentees at home. The effort, expanded to Tel Aviv, Haifa, and many other towns and villages, succeeded in dramatically reducing the incidence of disease.

School Lunch Program

In 1922, Hadassah began to address the severe malnutrition of many Jerusalem schoolchildren using a $50 gift from the children of Rabbi Maurice Harris' New York synagogue. They created a school lunch program that was sustained with pennies solicited from American Hebrew school students. By 1927, six schools were in the program which included a domestic science course that taught meal planning, preparation, serving, and marketing. By 1948, the program was feeding 28,000 children in three hundred schools.

Mount Scopus 1939-1948

By the early 1930s, Hadassah's hospitals, infant and child welfare stations, and public health programs had taken root throughout Palestine. Against great odds, they had proven their worth to the Yishuv through significantly lower infant mortality rates, well-nourished school children, emergency aid during Arab rioting, and the decline of malaria, trachoma, and typhoid fever.

As anti-Semitism grew in Europe, Jewish immigration to Palestine soared in the 1920s and 1930s. Tel Aviv and Haifa grew rapidly and matured politically, enabling Hadassah to turn its hospitals over to municipal governments in 1931. Hadassah gradually reduced its involvement in public health programs to encourage self-sufficiency and to free its own resources for new initiatives.

The Rothschild Hospital had become worn out from overuse. In partnership with the American Jewish Physicians Committee, Hadassah built a modern academic medical center based on an American model on Mount Scopus. It included aseptic facilities, advanced scientific equipment, and a highly specialized, university-affiliated staff. This new state-of-the-art hospital integrated Hadassah's expanded nursing school with the Hebrew University's medical faculty.

An exceptional faculty

Mount Scopus integrated three critical functions: a highly specialized level of hospital treatment, advanced medical research, and superior medical education. The hospital became successful due, in large part, to an exceptional faculty who were appointed to both Hospital and University departments. Seeking refuge, European medical talent flooded into Palestine, so that by 1940, some of the world's greatest physicians became heads of the Hospital’s thirteen divisions and eleven clinical or research laboratories. Among them was Ludwig Halberstaedter in cancer therapy, Bernhard Zondek, a leading gynecologist, pediatrician Benno Gruenfelder, and physiologist Ernst Wertheimer. Hadassah specialists and University researchers laid the groundwork for a medical school by developing a series of research institutes, post-graduate seminars, and conferences.

Beyond Mount Scopus

Although Hadassah's attention was focused on Mount Scopus and turning over many of its public health stations to local governments, the HMO continued to reach outward, serving the Yishuv through outpatient treatment, mobile medical units, public health nursing, and health education. It took on special assignments for the care of refugees, and in wartime, it conducted inoculation campaigns and set up emergency field hospitals.

The attack on the HMO medical convoy

An pivotal event in the escalating conflict between Arabs and Jews in Palestine occurred on April 13, 1948 when an HMO medical convoy, consisting of doctors, nurses, hospital workers, Hebrew University personnel, and members of the Haganah (Jewish military organization formed in British Mandate Palestine), was attacked by Arabs while en route to the medical facilities on Mount Scopus. Seventy-nine people were killed during the day-long attack. Among those killed were HMO Director Dr. Haim Yassky, Dr. Leonid Doljansky, a noted cytologist, and Dr. Moshe Ben-David, who was to head the new medical school.

Temporary quarters and long-range plans 1948-1961

After the ambush, the Mount Scopus medical complex was abandoned to United Nations forces. The complex included the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital, the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing (formerly the Nurses' Training School), and the unopened Nathan Ratnoff School of Medicine. After suffering the loss of its director, dozens of medical workers, as well as its hospital on Mount Scopus, Hadassah needed to galvanize itself and it quickly set up medical operations in makeshift quarters. Medical services were transferred to five temporary locations.

The state of Israel absorbed the management of the school lunch program and most of the health welfare stations, while Hadassah assumed only a subsidiary role in the medical care of the Jewish refugees and immigrants from the Arab lands flooding the country. Instead, Hadassah focused on the planning, funding, and building of a new state-of-the-art medical center at Ein Kerem on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Here, Hadassah planned to open schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing in conjunction with the Hebrew University.

Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing

The long-planned Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School finally opened in May 1949. A synthesis of European and American approaches, the six-year undergraduate curriculum covered pre-medical science, laboratory-based studies in anatomy, microbiology, pathology and diagnosis, and two years of clinical work in the teaching wards and outpatient departments of the hospital.

In 1953, the first class began its six years of study at the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dentistry, founded by the Alpha Omega Fraternity. The School engaged in new research in dental medicine and promoted the concept of dental hygiene, unfamiliar to most Israelis at the time. That same year, Akiva Kosviner, Hadassah's chief pharmacist, founded the School of Pharmacy. In 1957 the medical school was awarded a grant to establish the first teaching chair in public health, which soon evolved into a degree-granting division and later a full-fledged School of Public Health.

Immigrant health

Hadassah chose to play a limited—but critical—role in health care for the flood of poor immigrants and refugees arriving in Israel after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In 1949, Hadassah set up a children's hospital at the Rosh Haayin transit camp for Yemenite immigrants. Hadassah doctors and nurses provided full pediatric services for the children, many of whom suffered from severe malnutrition, acute intestinal infection, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Community health

Hadassah's mother and child health care work at the Talpiot immigrant transit camp inspired HMO Director General Kalman J. Mann's idea of a center that would address the social, psychological, and medical problems of the family as a whole. In 1956, Hadassah created a community health center based on his idea in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel.

Rehabilitation and therapy

The high percentage of disabled people among the immigrants from Arab countries and the large number of wounded from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War created an enormous need for new methods of rehabilitation. Hadassah was able to respond quickly with new and expanded services. In America, physical and occupational therapy had emerged as new professions during World War II. In its clinics and hospitals, Hadassah began offering a wide spectrum of specialized acute and convalescent care.

Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem

The Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem opened in 1961. It was designed to be a leading-edge hospital with clinical and research laboratories; outpatient departments; facilities for schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy; numerous patient amenities; and room for expansion. Unable to find a single location to rebuild the medical center and the university campus, Hadassah and the Hebrew University had to part ways. Far removed from the city, Ein Kerem became the hub of an entirely new residential area, Kiryat Hadassah, with new roads to link it to Jerusalem.

Outreach to African nations

Hadassah participated in Israel's efforts to aid developing nations with technical training through international seminars and on-site clinics in many countries. Ophthalmologist Isaac Michaelson pioneered clinical and training programs in Africa, encouraging local independence as much as possible. Trainees instructed their fellow colleagues, multiplying the numbers of skilled personnel. Consequently, eye diseases were vastly reduced in several African countries.

The Israel-Arab War of 1967 and the return to Mount Scopus

The Israel-Arab War of 1967 (also called the Six Day War) began on June 5, 1967. To make room for war casualties, the staff at Ein Kerem evacuated all patients to emergency quarters following a well-rehearsed plan. Nine teams of surgeons performed 310 operations in three days, not losing a single wounded patient. After the war, the facilities on Mount Scopus were repossessed by the Hadassah Medical Organization and Hadassah began planning a state-of-the-art renovation. In 1976, the renovated and expanded medical center on Mount Scopus was reopened.

HMO accomplishments since 1968

Since 1968, the Hadassah Medical Organization has continued to bring the world's best medical talent and technology to Israel. Hadassah physicians and researchers have discovered breakthrough medicines and therapies, revolutionized medical diagnosis and record keeping, and pioneered new surgical techniques. Among its landmarks are Israel's first bone marrow transplant in 1977, first test-tube conception in 1982, first skin-grafting center in 1985, and first heart transplant in 1986. Also, the first artificial vertebrae replacement in 1987, first positron emission tomography unit in 1991, first rapid response trauma unit in 1992, first genetic therapy unit in 1998, and a center for stem cell research in 2004. Hadassah continues to model innovative community health practices and organize advanced scientific conferences to promote high-level research, while leading the world in the treatment of trauma due to terrorism.

Chronology of Events

1918 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU) arrives in Palestine. Includes forty-four people: eleven doctors; five administrators; three dentists, twenty nurses; a pathologist; a pharmacist; a bacteriologist; a sanitary engineer; and a sanitarian.
1918 The AZMU takes over the operation of the ninety-bed Rothschild Hospital in Jerusalem.
1918 The Nurses' Training School is founded by the AZMU in Jerusalem.
1918 The AZMU opens a hospital in Jaffa.
1919 First School Hygiene Department established.
1919 Anti-trachoma and anti-ringworm campaigns launched by the new School Hygiene Department.
1919 Safed Hospital opens.
1919-1928 Anti-malaria campaign.
1921 First infant welfare clinic opens, located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
1921 Tel Aviv Hospital opens.
1921 Jaffa Hospital opens.
1922 The American Zionist Medical Unit becomes the Hadassah Medical Organization.
1922 Haifa Hospital opens.
1923 School lunch program established.
1926 Infant welfare network numbers fifteen.
1926 Safed Hospital opens a tuberculosis ward.
1927 HMO becomes sole financial responsibility of Hadassah as Jewish Distribution Committee, Keren Hayesod, and Zionist Organization of America end monetary aid.
1928 Tel Aviv Hospital moves to a new building.
1929 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center, a preventive and health education facility, opens in Jerusalem.
1930 Schweitzer Hospital at Tiberias opens.
1931 Haifa Hospital transferred from Hadassah to the community though Hadassah continues to give some financial support.
1932 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center, a preventive and health education facility, opens in Tel Aviv.
1934 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital cornerstone ceremony held on Mount Scopus on October 16.
1935 Safed Hospital becomes solely a tuberculosis facility with sixty beds.
1935 Schweitzer Hospital reopened by the Rural Sick Fund.
1938 Infant and health welfare clinics now number twenty-eight.
1939 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital (RHUH) opens.
1939 Henrietta Szold School of Nursing on Mount Scopus opens.
1946 Athlit Hospital for emergency cases opens.
1947 Leprosarium formerly Hansen Hospital taken over by Dermatology Department of Rothschild Hospital.
1948 Seventy-nine people killed during a day-long attack and siege on an HMO medical convoy on the Mount Scopus road on April 13, 1948, including HMO Director Haim Yassky.
1948 Mount Scopus complex including the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital, Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, and the unopened Nathan Ratnoff School of Medicine abandoned to United Nations forces.
1948 Mount Scopus medical services transferred to the following facilities: Hospital A—formerly the English Mission Hospital; Hospital B—formerly Saint Joseph Convent Hospital where School of Nursing students were housed; Hospital C—Mekor Haim Sanatorium for tuberculosis; Hospital D— formerly Bet Hadegel; Hospital E—Ziv Hospital.
1949 Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School opens in a temporary building in Jerusalem with fifty students. It is the first medical school in Israel.
1949 Rosh Haayin children's hospital opens.
1949 Haim Yassky Hadassah Negev Hospital opens in Beersheba.
1949 Albert and Mary Lasker Mental Hygiene and Child Guidance Center opens.
1952 All health welfare stations outside of Jerusalem transferred from the HMO to the government of Israel.
1953-1956 Hadassah Community Health Center, a pioneering complete health welfare community, is established at Kiryat Yovel.
1957 Safed Tuberculosis Hospital transferred from Hadassah to the government of Israel.
1959 Zur Hadassah (rural center) opens.
1961 Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem opens.
1961 Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing is transferred to the Medical Center campus at Ein Kerem.
1963 Health welfare stations in Jerusalem transferred from Hadassah to the government of Israel.
1965 Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School relocation to Ein Kerem.
1966 School of Dentistry dedicated at Ein Kerem.
1967 Mount Scopus returned to the possession of Israel.
1969 School of Occupational Therapy, begun in 1963 by MALBEN, Kupat Holim, the government of Israel, and Hadassah is moved to Mount Scopus.
1972 HMO hospitals outside of Jerusalem transferred to localities and the government of Israel.
1976 Hadassah University Hospital (rebuilt and expanded) reopens on Mount Scopus.
1990 Complementary Medicine Clinic opens at the Hadassah Medical Center, becoming the first medical institution in Israel to do so.

Chronology of HMO Directors

1919-1920 Isaac Max Rubinow
1920 Henrietta Szold (Acting Director)
1920-1922 Isaac Max Rubinow
1922-1923 Henrietta Szold (Acting Director)
1923 Alexander Salkind (Acting Director)
1923-1924 Simon Tannenbaum
1924-1925 Alexander Salkind (Acting Director)
1925-1926 Reuben Kaznelson (Acting Director)
1926 Alexander Salkind (Acting Director)
1926-1928 Ephraim Michael Bluestone
1928-1948 Haim Yassky
1948-1951 Eli Davis
1951-1981 Kalman J. Mann (first Director General)
1981-1999 Samuel (Shmuel) Penchas
1999-2000 Avi Israeli
2001-2011 Shlomo Mor-Yosef
2011-2013 Ehud Kokia
until 2015Tamar Peretz (Interim Director General)
2016- Ze'ev Rotstein
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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in the Hadassah Archives include articles, clippings, correspondence, memorandums, minutes, press releases, publications, reports, and speeches. Though material in the collection dates from 1918 to 2009, with bulk dates of 1940 to 1990, the collection's strength lies in the material documenting the years from the mid-1920s through the 1970s—years of enormous growth and change within the medical projects and programs funded by Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA). One of the greatest strengths of the HMO records is administrative history.

From 1918 through 1921, the HMO was known as the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU). Early correspondence and minutes dating from 1918 through the 1930s shed light on the founding period, as does material originating under the first directors of the HMO (Series VI, Subseries 1). The rapid turnover of the first directors underscores the early tumultuous history of the Hadassah Medical Organization and the challenges of establishing medical services in Palestine. Directors' correspondence is primarily correspondence between the HMO Directors and National Board members (chiefly the National President and the HMO Chair) in New York. The administrative activities of the HMO during this unsettled period are documented in the Henrietta Szold correspondence (Series VI, Subseries 1), particularly her correspondence with Acting Director Alexander Salkind and Assistant Director Reuben Kaznelson.

In 1927, the Governing Board of Hadassah sent a Commission to Palestine to investigate the problems E. Michael Bluestone was having in running the HMO; the HMO Governing Board Minutes (Series I, Subseries 1) documents their findings. The Governing Board minutes and correspondence dating from 1923 to 1928 (Series I, Subseries 1) as well as correspondence dating from 1925 to 1927 (much of it in Hebrew) further illustrate the administrative struggles during the Bluestone directorship. The Isaac M. Rubinow correspondence covers this period and includes Rubinow's advice to Bluestone on how to handle events in Palestine.

1925 was a landmark year in the history of the Yishuv (Jewish community) in Palestine since it marked the founding of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Judah Leon Magnes served as the first President of the Hebrew University and the Judah Magnes correspondence (Series I, Subseries 4) covers the years from 1925 to 1940. Through the years Magnes was involved with Hadassah as the Hebrew University became closely involved in various projects with the HMO, most notably the construction of the joint Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School and Medical Center. 1925 was also the first year that the HMO digests of correspondence (complied by Hadassah) appeared, documenting eleven years of the administrative history of the HMO in Palestine.

The Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization correspondence (Series I, Subseries 7), 1926 to 1938, documents the internal administrative changes within the organization that included the elimination of the administrative functions of the heads of the Hadassah Hospital, including a change in role for the Deputy Director position. In 1928, HWZOA became the sole financial supporter of the HMO after having shared those duties for the five previous years with the Joint Distribution Committee, the Zionist Organization of America, and Keren Hayesod.

Also, in 1928, the HMO appointed Dr. Haim Yassky as Director, the first director not from the United States. Dr. Yassky was the choice of Henrietta Szold, as is apparent from the Henrietta Szold correspondence dating from that period. Yassky's selection was not without controversy since he had limited experience as an administrator. Previous to his directorship, Yassky had served the HMO for several years as a circuit ophthalmologist, covering his area on a donkey. Yassky served as director from 1928 until he was killed during the attack on the HMO convoy on Mount Scopus (Jerusalem) in 1948. Yassky's correspondence can be found in Series VI, Subseries1 and material chronicling the convoy attack and its aftermath is located in Series I.

Dr. Israel J. Kligler opposed the elevation of Yassky to Acting Director and then to permanent Director. Kligler was head of the Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center, and served as part-time head of that HMO institution when it was founded in 1929. Kligler was also employed by the Hebrew University as a bacteriologist. The Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center in Jerusalem housed a wide variety of preventive or public health departments including: School Hygiene, Dental Care, and Physical Education. Kligler's correspondence can be found in Series VI, Subseries1 and Straus Health Center material is located in Series II, Subseries3, while material concerning preventive and public health can largely be found in Series III.

The relationship between the Hebrew University and the HMO was a central one and is amply documented. The legal ramifications of this relationship are explicated in material concerning the Hadassah-Hebrew University affiliation agreement dating from 1936 to 1965 (Series I, Subseries 4). Material pertaining to the joint University Hospital to be built on Mount Scopus is well-documented in Series II, Subseries and covers topics such as planning and fundraising. Material concerning the planning and establishment of the Medical School and the Medical Center (Ein Kerem), joint projects of the Hebrew University and the HMO, is also well-represented and can be found primarily in Series IV and Series II, Subseries 2. The partnership between the HMO and the Hebrew University extended beyond the Medical School and Medical Center. The Cancer Institute correspondence (Series II, Subseries 3), dating from 1924 to 1958, testifies to this fact since the radium which was purchased in the 1930s was raised from a fund that was a joint money-raising project.

Fundraising was and still is one of the primary activities of Hadassah. Though financial material is scattered throughout the HMO record group, it is chiefly found in Series I, Subseries 3 which documents the HMO's financial priorities and fiscal condition, as well as Hadassah's fundraising for and funding of HMO facilities and programs.

Perhaps one of the most historically important subseries in this record group is Social Unrest, Jewish-Arab Relations, and Conflict (Series I, Subseries 8) as it documents the HMO's crucial role in helping treat victims of the Arab riots of 1929 and 1936; it contains Dr. Eli Davis' first-hand account of the killing of the seventy-nine HMO workers and others by Arabs; and it includes other historically important background material such as memorial tributes to Haim Yassky who was killed in the attack. The siege at Mount Scopus is a central tragedy in the history of the HMO with reverberations emanating to the present. The tragedy led to the removal of the Medical Center from Mount Scopus, a decision which had been strenuously debated and documented in the correspondence and minutes related to the proposed University Hospital (Series II, Subseries 1), as well as in the Yassky correspondence (Series VI, Subseries 1). Not until 1967 did the HMO regain the land at Mount Scopus by which time the Medical Center was located at Ein Kerem. However, the history of Mount Scopus made the choice to build at Ein Kerem a controversial one. The discussion of whether or not it was too dangerous to build at Ein Kerem can be found in the material documenting the planning and development of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem (Series II, Subseries 2).

After Yassky's death in 1948, Dr. Eli Davis, the Assistant Director, was chosen to replace him. Davis' term of service is documented in his correspondence (Series VI, Subseries 1), as is the period he served as Assistant Director. Davis was the HMO Director in 1949 when the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School opened in Jerusalem. This occasion was marked by speeches which can be found in Series IV. The correspondence of Dr. Yehudah Bromberg (Series VI, Subseries 1) is noteworthy for the year 1932 when Haim Yassky was in the United States and Bromberg remained in Palestine in charge of the HMO.

The opening of the Medical School was cheered by a special group in the United States—the Medical Reference Board which changed its name to the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) in 1950. This group of American doctors provided expert aid to their Israeli colleagues. They helped with advice on planning and then administering the Medical School and Medical Center. The correspondence and minutes of the Medical Advisory Board (Series I, Subseries 1) provide documentation of their help. The Medical Advisory Board played an important part in the HMO fellowship and scholarship program. The Fellowships and Scholarships subseries in Series I includes correspondence showing how the MAB members played a significant role in enabling Israeli physicians to study with colleagues in the United States and elsewhere.

Predating by many years the program of medical education, as practiced in the Medical School, was the training of nurses. The Nurses' Training School was established in 1918 and for many years it was Junior Hadassah's major financial responsibility. Series V documents the history of one of the founding institutions of the HMO, the Nurses' Training School, later renamed the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing in 1936, and again renamed the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing in 1975 when it became a four-year degree program (Bachelor of Nursing Sciences)—the first four-year nursing degree program in Israel. The nurses played an integral part in the success of the early Infant Welfare Clinics and this fact is recorded in the Infant Welfare subseries in Series III.

During World War II, Hadassah found it essential to create an emergency committee with the power to act if needed on any aspect of Hadassah's work in Palestine. The minutes of the meetings of Rose G. Jacobs (served as the Hadassah National President from 1930-1932 and again from 1934-1937) in Palestine, dating from 1935 to 1940 and located in Series VI, Subseries 1, contain the origin of the Hadassah Emergency Committee (HEC). Also during World War II, Charles S. Stephenson, surgeon and Rear Admiral in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, was hired by Hadassah to inspect and report on the health and hospital conditions in Palestine in 1944. His report, notes, and correspondence can be found in Series V. Most other reports can be found in Series VI, Subseries 3

Dr. Kalman Jacob Mann was the HMO Director from 1951 until he retired in 1981 and his correspondence, abundant in this record group and chiefly located in Series VI, Subseries 1 documents this thirty-year period of the HMO. During Mann's tenure public health remained a major concern of the HMO. His correspondence is largely with Hadassah National Board members and with Hebrew University administration. A main subject of Mann's correspondence during his first decade as HMO Director concerns the planning and construction of the Medical Center at Ein Kerem, a joint project of Hebrew University and the HMO.

Minutes are rich sources of HMO administrative information. The minutes of the Medical School Committees Series 1946-1950 contains information on fundraising and disbursements for the Medical School. The Medical Advisory Council Minutes 1948-1959 feature the HMO Director conferring with other leading HMO doctors about personnel appointments. The minutes of the National Board HMO Committee 1947-1950 contain discussions in the United States of HMO events during the period of siege and abandonment of Mount Scopus. The HMO Administration minutes, 1948-1950, contain discussions between the Director and his assistants on administrative matters such as salaries.

Hadassah Medical Organization memorandums and reports contain a rich source of material produced by HMO Directors such as memorandums by Eli Davis, Haim Yassky, and Kalman J. Mann. A 1921 memorandum from Isaac M. Rubinow provides a strong defense of his policies which serve as an excellent summation of the early activities of the HMO.

In addition to the Hebrew University, the HMO established relations with other organizations such as the Jewish Woman's Association (Histadrut Nashim Ivriot), Magen David Adom, and Kupat Holim (Sick Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine/Israel or Histadrut Haovdim). Material concerning affiliations and relations with other organizations can be found in Series 1, Subseries 5.

The design and construction of the medical campuses at Mount Scopus and at Ein Kerem is documented in various places in this record group. Material pertaining to architect Erich Mendelsohn, who served as consultant for the planning of Mount Scopus campus and designed Hadassah Hospital, can be found in Series VI, Subseries 3 and Series II. Material pertaining to architect Joseph Neufeld, who designed the Medical Center in Ein Kerem, can be found in Series VI, Subseries 3 and Series II. Material pertaining to Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect for the Ein Kerem campus, is found in Series II, Subseries 2. Architectural records concerning these projects are located in Record Group 21 of the Hadassah Archives.

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Arrangement

The Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives are arranged into seven series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to fragility or as required by the agreement between Hadassah and AJHS.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
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Related Material

The Guide to the Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society, which describes the entire collection, can found here: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2916671.

Within the Hadassah Archives, Hadassah Medical Organization material can be found in the following record groups: RG 4—Zionist Political History Collection; RG 5—Hadassah Council in Israel and the Hadassah Youth Services Records; RG 13—Executive Functions Records; RG 15—Hadassah Functions and Operations Records; RG 17—Printed Materials and Publications; RG 18—Photographs; RG 19—Microforms; RG 20—Oral Histories; RG 21—Architectural Materials; RG 22—Artifacts and Memorabilia; and RG 25—Audio and Moving Images Materials.

The American Jewish Historical Society holds the following related collections: Schoolman Family Papers (P-716); Lt. Col. Rachel Diane (Rae) Landy Papers (P-785); E. Michael Bluestone Papers (P-362); Louis Arthur Ungar Papers (P-137); Adolph Hubbard Papers (P-647); Alpha Omega Collection (I-343).

The Hadassah Medical Organization website was captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from 2003 to the present. The snapshots of the English version can be viewed here: https://web.archive.org/web/20050301000000*/http://www.hadassah.org.il/English. Please note that the Wayback Machine may not render the website exactly as it appeared on the live web at the time, and that AJHS has no control over how often the site was crawled or how it displays now.

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Separated Material

Materials in certain formats were removed from RG 2 and placed into the following record groups: RG 18 Audiovisual Materials; RG 21 Architectural Materials; and RG 22 Artifacts and Memorabilia. Oversize material was separated and stored in oversize boxes. Folder-level notes connecting the items to their original folders and context were added when items were separated.

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Previous Finding Aids and Concordance

Two finding aids for this collection have been previously prepared. They have been superseded by this finding aid, but all contain historical information that may be of interest.

The printed finding aid from 1984 provides a wealth of information about the Hadassah Medical Organization and its records. It can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3482849. Please note that the arrangement is no longer valid.

In 2009, the arrangement of the collection was altered slightly from the 1984 arrangement and an online finding aid was created. This finding aid is provided for reference only and can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3448287. Please note that this arrangement is no longer valid.

The concordance links the former box and folder numbers from the 2009 finding aid to the current box and folder numbers in the 2015 finding aid. The concordance is provided for reference and can be used to track previous citations of material in the Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives (I-578/RG 2). The concordance can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3482690

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Microfilm

The Hadassah Archives include a record group comprised of microfilm, RG 19—Microforms. Series I, Subseries 2 contains reels related to the Hadassah Medical Organization.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives; I-578/RG 2; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Hadassah Medical Organization Records (I-578/RG 2) are part of, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Processing Information

The Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) records in the Hadassah archives were originally organized in the early 1980s by Ira Daly who worked for Hadassah as an Assistant Archivist. Hadassah had received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to organize the HMO records and produce a comprehensive guide. The guide (or finding aid), The Hadassah Medical Organization papers in the Hadassah Archives, 1918-1981 was published in 1984.

In December 1999, Hadassah and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) entered an agreement placing the Hadassah Archives on deposit at AJHS for its safekeeping and maintenance. In November 2000, the Hadassah Archives were moved to AJHS under the management of the Director of the Hadassah Archives, Susan Woodland. In 2009 Woodland and Assistant Archivist Margaret Bausman created a new finding aid, based on Daly's 1984 version, which incorporated additional HMO records into the collection. This addition comprised Series 67 and 68 of the 2009 finding aid. In 2014, under a new agreement between Hadassah and AJHS, the Hadassah Archives were placed on long-term deposit at AJHS.

In 2015, the Hadassah Medical Organization Records were intellectually rearranged and sixty-eight series were revised into seven series. Two addendum series (Series 67 and 68 from the 2009 finding aid), comprising unprocessed material, were incorporated into the new arrangement as was 2.5 linear feet of additional unprocessed material. Description from the previous finding aids was reused and/or revised and incorporated into the 2015 finding as much as possible, particularly collection-level description, though a chronology was added to the historical note. Series and subseries description was added and collection-level notes pertaining to acquisition, processing, access and use, separations, microfilm, preferred citation, previous finding aids and concordance, and related material were added as well. Many folder titles and dates were revised to be compliant with the archival descriptive standard, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

Some folders in the addendum series (previously Series 68) were found to not contain material that the folder title indicated should be in the folder. This was dealt with in two ways; either the folder title was changed by the archivist to reflect the subject of the contents or the folder was divided into two or more folders with each folder receiving a title to reflect the subject of the contents. To follow these changes, please consult the concordance that is linked to this finding aid.

The boxes were consolidated to save space and reduce damage to the material (slumping) and most plastic paper clips were removed, thus freeing up twenty linear feet of shelf space. Box and folder numbers were renumbered to create uniform numbering across the entire record group and a concordance was created linking the previous box and folder numbers to the new numbers. Some boxes were replaced and many of the folders were also replaced.

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Bibliography

Books and other material related to the Hadassah Medical Organization can be found by searching the catalog of the Center for Jewish History. http://search.cjh.org

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Administrative and Subject Files, 1918-2000

Primarily in English with some Hebrew and German.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into eight subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of material concerning the activities of Hadassah (HWZOA) in relation to its part in the administration of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). There are also subject files documenting issues confronted and topics considered during administrative duties. Of particular note are Subseries 4: Hebrew University, which was affiliated on projects with Hadassah; and Subseries 6 which chronicles social unrest, conflict, and Jewish-Arab relations including the 1948 attack on an HMO medical convoy. Hadassah primarily created and compiled three forms of materials: correspondence, minutes, and reports. These comprise a large part of the materials found in this series and indeed in the entire record group.

Subseries 1: Boards, Committees, and Meetings, 1923-1997

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents advisory boards and committees that were directly or indirectly related to the administration of the HMO and/or the establishment of medical services and facilities in Palestine/Israel. Also documented in this subseries are meetings that took place in regards to the administration of the HMO and/or establishment of medical services and facilities in Palestine/Israel. Material in this subseries primarily consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports.

The Medical Advisory Board of Hadassah and the Hebrew University was formed in 1928 as a group of American physicians to provide the Hadassah Medical Organization with guidance. In 1943, Yehudah Bromberg, who was Haim Yassky's primary assistant became ill and died. The minutes reflect the search for a successor. Yassky chose Haim S. Halevi to replace Bromberg despite the Advisory Board's objections. In 1944, the Board listened to Rear Admiral Charles S. Stephenson's gloomy report about Palestinian health care (see Series VI, Subseries 3 for Stephenson’s report). In 1946, Dr. Yassky presented his five-year plan for the HMO, which the Board critiqued, and a year later the Board's Subcommittee on Nursing Education reacted to Shulamith Cantor's report on the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing. The following year the Advisory Board was forced to confront the Mount Scopus massacre and how best to alert world opinion against this catastrophe.

In 1950, Dr. E. Michael Bluestone resigned after a decade of advisory service. At the same time, the name was changed from the Medical Reference to the Medical Advisory Board and the group was enlarged. From 1950 until its demise in 1970, the Board concentrated its energies on advising the planning for the Medical Center located at Ein Kerem. During these years the Board of Management of Hadassah selected the members of the Advisory Board, and the Hebrew University Medical Advisory Board chair people included Dr. Harry Grundfest, Dr. Harry Zimmerman, and Dr. Harry Eagle.

Correspondents in this MAB material include Dr. E. Michael Bluestone, Chairman of the Advisory Board; the Executive Secretary, Dr. Henry Makover; Dr. Jonas Friedenwald; Dr. William Perlzweig; Dr. Israel S. Wechsler; and Dr. Abel Wolman. A major topic concerns the search for a Dean for the Medical School. After refusing a permanent position as Dean, Dr. Perlzweig agreed to act as "Organizing Dean."

Material concerning the Hadassah Council in Israel includes correspondence and minutes relating to the treasurer; publications; policy statements; reorganization of the chairman; and a plaque for Henrietta Szold at the former Hotel de France where Hadassah had its first offices in Jerusalem.

Among the participants of the HMO Administration meetings were the HMO Director and the Assistant Director. The minutes concern the administrative functions of the HMO such as salaries, finances, and personnel.

The HMO Committee minutes closely cover the period in which Mount Scopus was besieged leading up to the massacre in April of 1948 and the aftermath of that calamity. The series contains a record of the daily events of the HMO including: fellowships, budgets, personnel, immigrant camp conditions, hygiene services, Medical School opening, and the transfer of the Mount Scopus hospital work into four different buildings in the city of Jerusalem. The minutes also contain excerpts from letters and newspaper articles which were read into the record.

The Medical Advisory Council was composed of senior HMO physicians who served as advisors to the HMO Director. At the meetings, applicants for medical positions and promotions were discussed. The minutes also include news of fellowships awarded to HMO doctors. Several meetings were devoted to a discussion of Hadassah's role in the army medical service during the 1948 war.

The HMO Governing Board Commission minutes cover a number of topics including budgets, employee insurance, private practice for doctors, and the issue of administrative reorganization which highlights the tensions between HMO and several collaborating entities including members of the Palestine Zionist Executive of the World Zionist Organization. There are plans which call for a three-year contract for a new director as well as the devolution of all Hadassah medical work except for the Nurses’ Training School and the Health Center by 1930. Of note is on-going discourse regarding organizational issues related to the appointment and subsequent resignation of Dr. E. Michael Bluestone, the new medical director of HMO and efforts to establish a functioning, collaborative advisory board in Israel. There is also a discussion of the beginnings of the joint building fund cooperatively administered by the American Jewish Physicians Committee and Hadassah, to build a new hospital building which would replace the Rothschild building (and eventually became the hospital on Mount Scopus). Henrietta Szold's resignation from the Board in 1927, to avoid conflict of interest after her election to the Palestine Zionist Executive, is noted in the minutes as is the news that Hadassah has completely taken over the maintenance of the HMO.

The HMO Governing Board Commission also addressed the fact that native Palestinian Jews viewed Hadassah as a foreign institution, which made things prickly for Dr. Bluestone. Realizing Bluestone's discontent, the Commission presented him with a new contract, which gave him an escape clause enabling him to resign his post before his term was over. There is also correspondence with Louis Lipsky, head of the Zionist Organization of America, who gave his support to the mission.

Other committee in this subseries include: the Medical Center Steering Committee, which concerned itself with the budget of the HMO; the Coordinating Committee of the American Friends of the Hebrew University and Hadassah, whose function was to collect and distribute all medical school funds; the Medical Committee; and the Building Committee.

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141 3 Chairmen of Departments Committee 1978-1981 request_box
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154 22 Committees—Correspondence concerning various committees 1944, 1955-1959 request_box
  

Committees include the Joint Committee; Medical Board; Building Committee; Physicians Committee; Academic Committee; and the HMO Steering Committee.

 
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155 19 Committees—Minutes 1947-1954 request_box
  

Includes minutes of various committees such as the Provisional Board of Management Implementation Committee; the Coordinating Committee of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School; and the Medical School Development Committee. Also includes the agreement between Hebrew University and Hadassah regarding the Medical School.

 
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141 1 Committees—Various subjects 1962, 1985 request_box
  

Subjects include the HMO Subcommittee and the adoption by the Hadassah National Board to distribute minutes relating to Israel projects to the Israel Committee.

 
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74 10 Coordinating Committee of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School—Minutes 1949-1958 request_box
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140 18 Equipment Committee 1972-1985 request_box
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161 8 Hadassah (HWZOA) and HMO meeting—Agenda and reports 1991 request_box
  

Subjects include finances; building and development projects; computerization program; and Ramat Hadassah (Olim Village).

 
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162 8 Hadassah (HWZOA) and HMO meetings—Minutes 1970-1972 request_box
162 3 Hadassah (HWZOA) and HMO meetings—Minutes 1985 January request_box
162 2 Hadassah (HWZOA) and HMO meeting—Verbatim report of the HMO financial situation 1982 request_box
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145 1 Hadassah Council in Israel—Correspondence and minutes 1963-1987 request_box
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164 23 Hadassah Council in Israel—History 1956-1959, 1977-1982 request_box
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124 8 Hadassah Emergency Committee—Budget correspondence 1940-1942 request_box
124 9 Hadassah Emergency Committee—Cablegrams 1941-1942 request_box
124 10 Hadassah Emergency Committee—Cablegrams 1942 request_box
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164 4 Hadassah Emergency Committee—Correspondence of Rose G. Jacobs 1940 request_box
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140 20 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Appointed 1965-1989 request_box
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168 7 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Brochure circa 1990 request_box
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154 5 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Correspondence and minutes 1948-1950 request_box
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140 19 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Correspondence and minutes 1960-1991 request_box
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154 6 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Correspondence, memorandum, and report 1950-1959 request_box
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140 21 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Honorary fellow 1989-1990 request_box
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172 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Memorandum regarding establishment of HMO archives 1965 request_box
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138 6 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Minutes 1950, 1957-1959 request_box
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108 11 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Minutes 1951 January 4 request_box
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157 11 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Minutes 1984-1985 request_box
157 12 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Minutes 1986-1988 request_box
157 13 Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee (HMOIC)—Minutes 1989-1992 request_box
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141 6 Hadassah Medical Organization-Medical Center Committee—Minutes 1961-1965 request_box
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75 2 Hadassah Medical Organization-Medical Center Steering Committee—Minutes 1957-1959 request_box
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165 20 Hadassah Medical Organization—Minutes of general meeting of members 1983 September request_box
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69 6 Hadassah Medical Organization Administration—Meetings—Minutes 1948-1949 request_box
69 7 Hadassah Medical Organization Administration—Meetings—Minutes 1949 request_box
69 8 Hadassah Medical Organization Administration—Meetings—Minutes 1950 request_box
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141 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Advisory Committee 1960-1991 request_box
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158 1 Hadassah Medical Organization Advisory Committee—Minutes 1982-1992 request_box
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168 1 Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors—Minutes and reports 1996 request_box
168 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors—Minutes and reports 1997 request_box
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158 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Building Committee—Minutes 1971-1981 request_box
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171 1 Hadassah Medical Organization Building Committee—Minutes and reports 1969-1971 request_box
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140 22 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Appointed 1979-1991 request_box
140 23 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Finances 1981, 1985 request_box
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69 1 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1947-1947 request_box
69 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1948 request_box
69 3 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1949 request_box
69 4 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1950 request_box
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158 3 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1984-1987 request_box
158 4 Hadassah Medical Organization Committee (New York)—Minutes 1988-1992 request_box
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32 2 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board Commission—Correspondence 1927 request_box
32 3 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board Commission—Report 1927 request_box
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31 4 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Correspondence 1923-1926 request_box
31 5 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Correspondence 1926 request_box
31 6 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Correspondence 1927 request_box
31 7 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Correspondence 1927 request_box
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32 1 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Correspondence 1927-1928 request_box
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31 3 Hadassah Medical Organization Governing Board—Minutes 1923-1928 request_box
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168 4 Hadassah Medical Organization National Board—Board and Committee reports of Bonnie Lipton 1996-1997 request_box
168 5 Hadassah Medical Organization National Board—Committee to Study the Affiliation Agreement 1996-1997 request_box
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140 24 Hadassah Medical Organization Review (Evaluation) Committee 1979-1981 request_box
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141 16 Medical Advisory Board—Academic issues—Minutes 1985 request_box
141 8 Medical Advisory Board—Appointed—Correspondence, minutes, and press releases 1981-1990 request_box
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53 8 Medical Advisory Board—Bluestone, E. Michael—Correspondence 1940-1947 request_box
53 9 Medical Advisory Board—Bluestone, E. Michael—Correspondence 1945-1948 request_box
53 10 Medical Advisory Board—Bluestone, E. Michael—Correspondence 1948 request_box
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152 10 Medical Advisory Board—Bluestone, E. Michael—Correspondence 1949-1950 request_box
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111 4 Medical Advisory Board—Circulated material for Board members 1949-1954 request_box
111 5 Medical Advisory Board—Circulated material for Board members 1956-1959 request_box
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54 1 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence 1940-1948 request_box
54 2 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence 1949-1968 request_box
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141 9 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence 1981-1991 request_box
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54 3 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence and minutes 1946-1950 request_box
54 4 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence and minutes 1956-1958 request_box
54 5 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence and minutes 1959-1962 request_box
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111 6 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence and minutes 1963-1971 request_box
  

Includes material concerning the dissolution of the Board in 1970.

 
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141 10 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence and reports 1982-1992 request_box
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54 6 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence regarding committee member acceptance 1950 request_box
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111 7 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1949-1954 request_box
111 8 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1954-1963 request_box
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141 13 Medical Advisory Board—Correspondence, minutes, reports, and speeches 1984-1985 request_box
  

Includes photocopies of Medical Advisory Board minutes dating from 1951-1954 that were referenced in regards to the MAB mission statement.

 
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113 1 Medical Advisory Board—Davidoff, Leo M.—Correspondence 1950-1956 request_box
  

Board member.

 
113 2 Medical Advisory Board—Eagle, Harry—Correspondence 1949-1953 request_box
  

Board member and served as Chairman of the MAB. Immunologist. Worked at the United States Public Health Service for twenty-five years and then at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1961 to 1988. He is best known for his development of Eagle's minimum essential medium, which made it possible to culture mammalian cells.

 
113 3 Medical Advisory Board—Eagle, Harry—Correspondence 1954-1956 request_box
113 4 Medical Advisory Board—Eagle, Harry—Correspondence and minutes 1954-1970 request_box
113 5 Medical Advisory Board—Finances and budget—Correspondence and minutes 1950-1959 request_box
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167 10 Medical Advisory Board—Financial 1992 request_box
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113 6 Medical Advisory Board—Fine, Jacob—Correspondence, reports, and speech 1949-1967 request_box
  

Board member.

 
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54 7 Medical Advisory Board—Friedenwald, Jonas S.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
54 8 Medical Advisory Board—Golub, J.J.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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113 7 Medical Advisory Board—Grundfest, Harry—Clippings, correspondence, and minutes 1950-1956 request_box
113 8 Medical Advisory Board—Grundfest, Harry—Correspondence, report, and speech 1949-1955 request_box
113 9 Medical Advisory Board—Helpern, Milton—Correspondence, minutes, and programs 1960, 1969-1972 request_box
  

Board member and Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.

 
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54 9 Medical Advisory Board—Hexter, Maurice B.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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152 11 Medical Advisory Board—Hirsh, Joseph—Correspondence 1949-1955 request_box
  

Served as Executive Secretary of the MAB.

 
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113 10 Medical Advisory Board—Hirsh, Joseph—Correspondence, reports, and speeches 1950-1955 request_box
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167 11 Medical Advisory Board—Intensive care 1991 request_box
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114 1 Medical Advisory Board—Kaufman, M. Ralph—Correspondence and medical article 1947-1970 request_box
  

Board member and also served as Chairman. Kaufman was a psychiatrist.

 
114 2 Medical Advisory Board—Kaufman, M. Ralph—Correspondence and minutes 1959-1979 request_box
114 3 Medical Advisory Board—Klemperer, Paul—Correspondence 1950-1954 request_box
  

Board member and pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

 
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54 10 Medical Advisory Board—Kohrman, Robert—Correspondence regarding appointment of 1947-1948 request_box
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114 4 Medical Advisory Board—Leiter, Louis—Correspondence and report 1950-1965 request_box
114 5 Medical Advisory Board—Levine, Samuel Z.—Correspondence 1949-1971 request_box
  

Board member. Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrician in Chief, New York Hospital.

 
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54 11 Medical Advisory Board—Makover, Henry B.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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114 6 Medical Advisory Board—Masur, Jack—Correspondence 1964-1969 request_box
  

Board member. Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Health Service.

 
114 7 Medical Advisory Board—Mayer, Leo—Correspondence and programs 1949-1972 request_box
  

Board member and orthopedic surgeon.

 
114 8 Medical Advisory Board—Membership lists 1950-1968 request_box
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49 7 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1942-1944 request_box
  

Includes an index of minutes for 1943 February to 1944 July.

 
49 8 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1945-1946 request_box
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50 1 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1947 request_box
50 2 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1947-1948 request_box
50 3 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1948 request_box
50 4 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1949-1950 request_box
50 5 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1951-1952 request_box
50 6 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1953 request_box
50 7 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1954 request_box
50 8 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1955 request_box
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51 1 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1956-1957 request_box
51 2 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1958 request_box
51 3 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1959-1962 request_box
51 4 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1962-1970 request_box
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158 5 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1981-1992 request_box
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114 9 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes 1962-1970 request_box
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141 14 Medical Advisory Board—Minutes and mission statement 1984-1989 request_box
141 11 Medical Advisory Board—Mission to Israel and mission statement—Correspondence and minutes 1983-1989 request_box
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54 12 Medical Advisory Board—Perlzweig, William A.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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115 1 Medical Advisory Board—Post-seminar cocktail party—Replies to invitation 1962 request_box
115 2 Medical Advisory Board—Quastel, Judah H.—Correspondence 1952-1966 request_box
  

Board member. Department of Biochemistry at McGill University, School of Medicine and Director of the Research Institute of the Montreal General Hospital. Professor of biochemistry and neurochemistry.

 
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141 12 Medical Advisory Board—Reactivated—Correspondence and reports 1983-1986 request_box
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115 3 Medical Advisory Board—Reconstitution and terms of reference 1949-1959 request_box
  

Material documents the name change from the Medical Reference Board to the Medical Advisory Board.

 
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167 12 Medical Advisory Board—Rehabilitation 1992 request_box
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141 15 Medical Advisory Board—Reports 1984-1987 request_box
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115 4 Medical Advisory Board—Rigler, Leo G.—Correspondence 1952-1961 request_box
  

Board member. Professor and Chief, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota.

 
115 5 Medical Advisory Board—Rittenberg, David—Correspondence 1950-1956, 1970 request_box
  

Board member. Professor of Biochemistry, Columbia University and other places.

 
115 6 Medical Advisory Board—Rosenbaum, Milton—Correspondence 1952-1955 request_box
  

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine and later at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Was sent to Israel by the Medical Advisory Board to research the establishment of a Department of Psychiatry at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. Reports related to this research are included. Also includes are several pages of correspondence (copied and transcribed) between Judah L. Magnes and Sigmund Freud dating from 1933.

 
115 7 Medical Advisory Board—Rosenfeld, Eugene D.—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1950-1957 request_box
  

Board member. Rosenfeld was the executive director of the Long Island Jewish Hospital and served as a hospital consultant to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center. Reports from his visits to the Medical Center are included.

 
115 8 Medical Advisory Board—Rosenfeld, Eugene D.—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1958-1960 request_box
115 9 Medical Advisory Board—Rosenfeld, Eugene D.—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1961-1968 request_box
115 10 Medical Advisory Board—Seminar—Correspondence and minutes 1961-1963 request_box
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172 8 Medical Advisory Board—Simon, Leon—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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55 1 Medical Advisory Board—Solnit, Albert J.—Correspondence 1966-1974, 1981-1992 request_box
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116 1 Medical Advisory Board—Stein, William H.—Correspondence and report 1961-1972 request_box
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55 2 Medical Advisory Board—Subcommittee of the Medical Reference Board—Minutes of report to Leon Simon 1948 request_box
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109 5 Medical Advisory Board—Subcommittee on Mental Hygiene—Correspondence and minutes 1948-1950 request_box
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116 2 Medical Advisory Board—Symposium on medical education in an emerging society—Correspondence, minutes, and symposium material 1965-1966 request_box
  

Held at the New York Academy of Medicine on November 8, 1965.

 
116 3 Medical Advisory Board—Symposium on medical education in an emerging society—Invitation replies 1965 request_box
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141 7 Medical Advisory Board—Terms of reference—Minutes 1950-1958, 1982-1988 request_box
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167 13 Medical Advisory Board—Transgenic animals 1992 request_box
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55 3 Medical Advisory Board—Various committees—Minutes 1948-1958 request_box
  

Included are minutes of the Medical Advisory Board; the Executive Committee; the Hadassah Medical School Committee; and the Medical School Implementation Committee.

 
55 4 Medical Advisory Board—Wechsler, Israel S.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
  

One of the first appointees to the Board (originally the Medical Reference Board). Was a neurologist and psychiatrist. Member of the American Friends of Hebrew University and of the American Jewish Physicians' Committee.

 
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116 4 Medical Advisory Board—Wechsler, Israel S.—Correspondence and speech 1949-1963 request_box
116 5 Medical Advisory Board—Wintrobe, Maxwell M.—Correspondence 1960-1961 request_box
  

Board member. Correspondence regarding visit to Israel and agenda. Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah College of Medicine.

 
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55 5 Medical Advisory Board—Wolman, Abel—Correspondence 1940-1948 request_box
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116 6 Medical Advisory Board—Workshop in Israel—Correspondence and minutes 1957-1958 request_box
116 7 Medical Advisory Board—Workshop in Israel—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1952 request_box
116 (No folder) Medical Advisory Board—Workshop in Israel—Minutes (Bound volume) 1958 August 5-20 request_box
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109 7 Medical Advisory Board—Workshop in Israel—Minutes and reports 1952 request_box
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116 8 Medical Advisory Board—Workshop in Israel—Reception 1958 request_box
116 9 Medical Advisory Board—Zimmerman, Harry M.—Correspondence 1952-1959 request_box
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117 1 Medical Advisory Board—Zimmerman, Harry M.—Correspondence, minutes, and résumé 1955-1963 request_box
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156 19 Medical Advisory Committee/Board (MAB reactivated in 1981) 1979-1982 request_box
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59 8 Medical Advisory Council—Minutes 1948-1949 request_box
59 9 Medical Advisory Council—Minutes 1949-1950 request_box
59 10 Medical Advisory Council—Minutes 1950-1952 request_box
59 11 Medical Advisory Council—Minutes 1954-1959 request_box
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141 5 Medical Board—Minutes 1964-1970 request_box
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129 3 Meetings in Israel—Minutes 1974-1978 request_box
129 4 Meetings in Israel—Minutes 1979-1980 request_box
129 5 Meetings in Israel—Minutes 1981 request_box
129 6 Meetings in Israel—Minutes 1982 request_box
129 7 Meetings in Israel—Minutes 1983-1984 request_box
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61 6 Minutes—Various committees and meetings 1924-1927 request_box
61 7 Minutes—Various committees and meetings 1928-1931 request_box
61 8 Minutes—Various committees and meetings 1931-1932 request_box
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164 14 Scientific Advisement Committee 1938-1942 request_box
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75 1 Various committees—Minutes 1956-1958 request_box
  

Includes the minutes of the Building Committee, Medical Committee, and the Medical Center Building Fund Committee and Shikun Committee.

 

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1918-1960

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Although correspondence is found throughout the entire HMO record group, correspondence in this series is primarily early correspondence and/or correspondence that documents crucial times in the HMO history. For correspondence of individuals, such as Hadassah administration, HMO administrators, doctors, nurses, personnel, and consultants see Series VI.

Early correspondence dating from 1918 to 1930 contains administrative correspondence from the beginnings of the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU), the precursor of the HMO, up through the dual leadership of Dr. Reuben Kaznelson and Dr. Haim Yassky. There is Eliyahu W. Lewin-Epstein's correspondence with Louis Brandeis and Jacob de Haas of the Zionist Organization of America from 1918 to 1920. Lewin-Epstein was appointed administrator of the Unit and was with the AZMU in London when they met Lord Balfour whom he praised. Lewin-Epstein also described the work of the London Zionist Bureau. Other topics that he addressed included the Unit's shortcomings, particularly the need for more and better physicians as well as the extremely unsanitary conditions in Palestine. One letter from Lewin-Epstein analyzes the mood of the Arabs in Palestine. He did not consider them to be more than mildly hostile towards the Jews and in support of this belief he cited an Anti-Zionist demonstration that fizzled out harmlessly. Lewin-Epstein was pressed into service as temporary head of the Zionist Commission in Palestine in addition to his position as manager of the Medical Unit. This double duty was too much for him and he was clearly overjoyed when Dr. I. M. Rubinow accepted the top job. There is also correspondence from Alice Seligsberg, who offered Dr. H. P. Shugarman the HMO directorship, but the negotiations fell through (Dr. Shugarman was asked to succeed Dr. Isaac M. Rubinow). There is correspondence from Dr. Simon Tannenbaum to Bernard Flexner in 1924 discussing the question of private practice. Also there is correspondence from Colonel F. H. Kisch of the Palestine Zionist Executive to Irma Lindheim, President of Hadassah in 1927, that is critical of HMO Director Dr. E. Michael Bluestone. Kisch also wrote concerning the government's contribution to Jewish Medical Services in Palestine in 1930. Finally, there are letters that bear the joint signatures of Reuben Kaznelson and Haim Yassky who shared the directorship of the HMO for a short time.

Correspondence dating from 1931 to 1960 includes a letter from Dr. Chaim Weizmann to Rebecca Shulman (née Beldner) in 1938 in which he told her that Judith G. Epstein had been chosen as Hadassah's representative to the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University. There is correspondence regarding the anti-trachoma campaign, circa 1935, and the polio immunization drive, circa 1955. Dr. Moses Diamond and Dr. E. Michael Bluestone, among others, discussed the possibility of a Dental School in Palestine in 1945. Also in 1945, there is correspondence about Rear Admiral Charles S. Stephenson's report on hospital and health conditions in Palestine (his notes and report are found in Series VI, Subseries 3) including Bluestone's commentary on the report.

There is also correspondence concerning the Children's Hospital at Rosh Haayin (opened by the HMO in 1949) where the staff did a heroic job of treating Yemenite immigrants, most of them suffering from malaria and malnutrition; material on the centennial celebration of the Rothschild Hospital held at the original building (though it was no longer being used in 1954); correspondence concerning Polish, Hungarian, and Romanian immigrants who fled to Israel in the 1950s including a number of physicians who received financial aid from the Palestine Endowment Fund; and correspondence concerning the 1943 agreement between the Government of Israel and Hadassah in which the Ministry of Health transferred the Avihal Tuberculosis Hospital in Jerusalem to the care of the HMO.

Also documented in 1931 to 1960 correspondence is the Augusta Victoria Hospital, which was the Arab Hospital on Mount Scopus in the 1950s. There is correspondence concerning the discovery of an experimental method of healing wounds by Rothschild Hospital scientists during World War II. In 1940, the HMO sent aid to victims of an earthquake in Turkey. Correspondents regarding this include Denise Tourover, who was responsible for making arrangements such as finding out about the availability of visas for visiting physicians during the war. There is correspondence between Dr. Nathan Ratnoff and Hadassah regarding his role as head of the American Jewish Physicians Committee in the late 1930s. Correspondence between Rose G. Jacobs and Haim Yassky regarding keeping a close watch on finances in building the Medical Center is also included. In 1931, former HMO Acting Director Alexander Salkind died and Haim Yassky and Colonel F. H. Kisch independently wrote to the Hadassah National Board requesting that Salkind's family receive financial support (which they were granted). There is also correspondence concerning the formation of an Advisory Committee to the HMO in 1939; and the creation of a department of Pharmacology as part of the Medical School in 1946. Other correspondents in this series include architect Erich Mendelsohn, Assistant Medical-Director Jack Karpas, Dr. Selig Brodetsky, and Sir Leon Simon.

The HMO Digests of Correspondence originated as compilations of Palestinian correspondence that the HMO Director gathered and then sent on to Hadassah in New York. Much of the early material is in Hebrew accompanied by translation, annotation, or abstract in English. Likewise, there is also some correspondence in German and French. Later the digests included other forms of communication besides correspondence such as minutes, reports, statistics and speeches. During the decade the digests existed, they chronicled the HMO's financial situation, relations with Palestinian organizations such as the Kupat Holim (sick benefit fund), and administrative matters. There is material on HMO attempts to have local communities assume more of the financial burden of health care. Other topics that are covered include the deliberation over where to locate the proposed joint Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital and Medical Center, and the effect of the influx of German doctors into Palestine as they fled Hitler's Germany. A few doctors who emerge from this series as important personalities include Dr. M. Brachyahu, Head of the School Hygiene; Dr. Yehudah Meir Bromberg, the organization's first Treasurer as well as Haim Yassky's right-hand man; and Dr. Ludwig Halberstaedter, Head of the Cancer Institute.

The arrangement of the digests of correspondence is chronological. From 1927 through most of 1929, these materials were grouped by year which was designated by the term "series" (II through IV) with each summarized set of correspondence designated by the term "digest." In 1929, the "series" sequence reverted to I for the remainder of these records. From 1929 to 1934 the term "digest" was replaced by the term "report." The folder titles follow the changing format of the materials.

HMO cablegrams and radiograms are between Hadassah and HMO administration, committees, and boards in Israel. Subjects are generally administrative in nature concerning finances, staff, medical issues, and facilities, but they also chronicle current events of the time such as social unrest and violence occurring in Palestine/Israel and the deaths of HMO-associated people.

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60 7 Correspondence 1918 request_box
60 8 Correspondence 1919-1922 request_box
60 9 Correspondence 1923-1925 request_box
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35 1 Correspondence (in Hebrew) 1925 request_box
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60 10 Correspondence 1926 request_box
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155 21 Correspondence 1926-1930 request_box
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61 1 Correspondence 1927 request_box
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172 13 Correspondence 1927 request_box
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61 2 Correspondence 1928-1929 request_box
61 3 Correspondence (1 of 2) 1929-1930 request_box
61 4 Correspondence (2 of 2) 1929-1930 request_box
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96 4 Correspondence 1931-1932 request_box
96 5 Correspondence 1933-1936 request_box
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122 9 Correspondence 1936-1944 request_box
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96 6 Correspondence 1937 request_box
96 7 Correspondence 1938-1939 request_box
96 8 Correspondence 1939-1941 request_box
96 9 Correspondence 1942-1943 request_box
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97 1 Correspondence 1944 request_box
97 2 Correspondence 1945 request_box
97 3 Correspondence 1945-1946 request_box
97 4 Correspondence 1947 request_box
97 5 Correspondence 1948-1949 request_box
97 6 Correspondence 1949 request_box
97 7 Correspondence 1950-1953 request_box
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98 1 Correspondence 1954-1957 request_box
98 2 Correspondence 1958-1960 request_box
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24 8 Digests of correspondence 1925-1927 request_box
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30 3 Digests of correspondence—Miscellaneous digests 1927-1936 request_box
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29 4 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 227-235 1935 request_box
29 5 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 236-243 1935 request_box
29 6 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 244-250 1935 request_box
29 7 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 251-254 1935 request_box
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30 1 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 255-259 1936 request_box
30 2 Digests of correspondence—Numbers 260-266 1936 request_box
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24 9 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 1-3 1927 January-July request_box
24 10 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 4-7 1927 July request_box
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25 1 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 8-10 1927 July-August request_box
25 2 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 11-13 1927 August request_box
25 3 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 14-18 1927 August-September request_box
25 4 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 19-23 1927 September request_box
25 5 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 24-26 1927 October request_box
25 6 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 27-29 1927 October-November request_box
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26 1 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 30-32 1927 November request_box
26 2 Digests of correspondence—Series II, Digests 33-36 1927 November-December request_box
26 3 Digests of correspondence—Series III, Digests 1-7 1928 January-February request_box
26 4 Digests of correspondence—Series III, Digests 8-15 1928 March-May request_box
26 5 Digests of correspondence—Series III, Digests 16-39 (incomplete) 1928 June-December request_box
26 6 Digests of correspondence—Series IV, Digests 24-31 (incomplete) 1929 June-August request_box
26 7 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 1-8 1929 October-December request_box
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27 1 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 9-28 1930 January-June request_box
27 2 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 29-47 1930 June-December request_box
27 3 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 48-67 1931 January-May request_box
27 4 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 68-89 1931 June-December request_box
27 5 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 90-109 1932 January-August request_box
27 6 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 111-124 1932 September-December request_box
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28 1 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 125-138 1933 request_box
28 2 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 139-153 1933 request_box
28 3 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 154-168 1933 request_box
28 4 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 169-178 1933-1934 request_box
28 5 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 179-189 1934 request_box
28 6 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 190-200 1934 request_box
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29 1 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 201-211 1934 request_box
29 2 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 212-221 1934-1935 request_box
29 3 Reports of correspondence—Numbers 222-152 (incomplete) 1935 request_box
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75 7 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1926-1939 request_box
75 8 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1939-1940 request_box
75 9 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1940 request_box
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76 1 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1941 request_box
76 2 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1941-1942 request_box
76 3 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1942-1946 request_box
76 4 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1947 request_box
76 5 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1948 request_box
76 6 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1948 request_box
76 7 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1949 request_box
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77 1 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1949 request_box
77 2 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1949 request_box
77 3 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1949 request_box
77 4 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1949 request_box
77 5 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950 request_box
77 6 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950 request_box
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78 1 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950 request_box
78 2 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950 request_box
78 3 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950 request_box
78 4 Hadassah Medical Organization—Cablegrams and radiograms 1950-1951 request_box
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79 5 Hadassah Medical Organization—Memorandums and reports 1944-1946 request_box
79 6 Hadassah Medical Organization—Memorandums and reports 1946-1947 request_box
79 7 Hadassah Medical Organization—Memorandums and reports 1947-1948 request_box
79 8 Hadassah Medical Organization—Memorandums and reports 1949-1959 request_box

Subseries 3: Finances and Fundraising, 1923-2000

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes correspondence, financial statements, minutes, and reports documenting Hadassah's core activity in relation to the HMO—fundraising for and funding of HMO facilities and programs. The earliest material dates from the 1920s with bequests for land in Palestine from American philanthropists for the purpose of establishing medical services and building medical infrastructure in Palestine. Later material concerns budgetary issues such as subsidies and deficits.

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159 1 Accounting—Audit Reports 1981-1984 request_box
159 2 Accounting—Audit Reports 1990-1991 request_box
159 3 Accounting—Audit Reports 1991-1992 request_box
159 4 Accounting—Audit reports—Terms of reference 1989-1991 request_box
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139 9 Accounting—Budget 1975-1980 request_box
139 10 Accounting—Budget 1978-1985 request_box
139 11 Accounting—Budget 1982-1984 request_box
139 12 Accounting—Budget 1984-1988 request_box
139 13 Accounting—Budget 1989-1990 request_box
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140 1 Accounting—Budget 1990-1991 request_box
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159 5 Accounting—Budget 1981-1991 request_box
159 6 Accounting—Budget 1989-1992 request_box
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140 2 Accounting—Budget—HCI transferred to HMO 1985-1991 request_box
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159 7 Accounting—Budgets—Departmental 1983-1988 request_box
159 8 Accounting—Cable Transfers 1986-1988 request_box
159 9 Accounting—Cable Transfers 1989-1992 request_box
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160 1 Accounting—Cable Transfers 1990 request_box
160 2 Accounting—Cable Transfers—Rate of exchange 1976-1990 request_box
160 3 Accounting—Cable transfers—Terms of reference 1982-1990 request_box
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140 3 Accounting—Endowment fund 1990 request_box
140 4 Accounting—Finances—Various subjects 1980-1989 request_box
140 5 Accounting—Grants 1983, 1990-1991 request_box
140 6 Accounting—Hadassah status law 1981 request_box
140 7 Accounting—Interfund borrowing 1981-1991 request_box
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160 4 Accounting—Investments 1985-1992 request_box
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135 25 Accounting—Subsidy/Israeli Government 1986-1992 request_box
135 22 Accounting—Subsidy—Bed subsidies 1982-1988 request_box
135 23 Accounting—Subsidy—Israel government 1975-1984 request_box
135 24 Accounting—Subsidy—Israel government 1983-1992 request_box
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104 1 Bequests, funds, and pledges—Correspondence 1924-1932 request_box
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103 5 Berliner, Emile—Balfouria land bequest—Correspondence 1925-1934 request_box
103 6 Berliner, Emile—Balfouria land bequest—Correspondence 1925-1934 request_box
103 7 Bnos Zion of Detroit—Correspondence with Hattie Gittleman regarding contribution 1926 request_box
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40 5 Budget and finances—Correspondence and reports 1946-1949 request_box
40 6 Budget and finances—Correspondence and reports 1950-1952 request_box
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163 4 Budget and finances—Deficit 1953-1959 request_box
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169 13 Budget and finances—Deficit and loans 1975-1984 request_box
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39 12 Budget—Correspondence 1929 -1930 request_box
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40 1 Budget—Correspondence 1931-1933 request_box
40 2 Budget—Correspondence 1934-1936 request_box
40 3 Budget—Correspondence 1937-1942 request_box
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121 6 Budget—Cost of living analysis—Correspondence and report 1957-1958 request_box
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40 4 Budget—Estimates for 1942-1943—Report 1942 request_box
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122 5 Budget—Minutes 1931 request_box
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130 5 Budgets and grants—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1977-1982 request_box
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118 5 Finances and funding—Various subjects—Correspondence and reports 1926-1936 request_box
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161 6 Financial reports 1991 request_box
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144 10 Fundraising 1959-1987 request_box
144 11 Fundraising 1976-1990 request_box
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121 4 Fundraising—Adoption scheme and Godparents technique—Correspondence and minutes 1958-1959 request_box
121 5 Fundraising—Book of Health, Book of Remembrance (memory), and nurses' cap pins—Correspondence 1954-1960 request_box
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155 24 Fundraising—Gateway to Life, Golden Doorway, and Godparents technique 1960-1964 request_box
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120 12 Fundraising—Golden Doorway campaign—Minutes 1955-1959 request_box
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153 9 Fundraising—Medical Center—Inscriptions 1960-1963 request_box
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125 2 Fundraising—Otological clinic and Haifa Hospital—Correspondence, memorandum, and report 1936-1938 request_box
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155 25 Fundraising—Research Patrons Wall 1962-1967, 1978-1979 request_box
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152 5 Fundraising—Yahrzeit plan 1961-1966, 1976-1988 request_box
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153 16 Grants 1954-1959 request_box
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132 15 Hadassah Medical Organization—Fundraising—Correspondence and minutes 1970-1979 request_box
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103 8 Heyman, Hannah—Hannah Heyman Fund—Correspondence 1925-1932 request_box
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138 4 Hadassah Medical Organization analysis of revenue and expense of the operating fund 1990-1992 request_box
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172 22 Hadassah Medical Organization budget—Kupat Holim 1923 request_box
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165 13 Hadassah Medical Organization budget—Kupat Holim, Meir Shfeya, and playgrounds 1937 request_box
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172 24 Hadassah Medical Organization and Hadassah Medical Relief Association—Financial statement 1988 request_box
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137 11 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 1960, 1968-1969 request_box
137 12 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 1970 request_box
137 13 HMO financial statements (audit reports) 1981-1983 request_box
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138 1 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 1984-1986 request_box
138 2 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 1985-1989 request_box
138 3 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 1992, 1999 request_box
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168 3 Hadassah Medical Organization financial statements (audit reports) 2000 request_box
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125 8 Judah L. Magnes Research Fund—Correspondence and minutes 1948-1954 request_box
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103 9 Kantorowicz, Matilda—Bequest—Correspondence 1925-1931 request_box
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125 11 Lown, Philip W.—Cardiac research funding—Correspondence 1949-1955 request_box
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145 19 Major gifts 1980-1983 request_box
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156 23 Major Gifts—Minutes 1972-1978 request_box
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104 3 Marwil, Rachel—Rachel Marwil Fund—Correspondence 1926 request_box
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40 7 Medical School and Medical Center—Budget and finances—Correspondence 1953-1959 request_box
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145 4 Mediscope program 1983-1989 request_box
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172 10 Mediscope program 1985 request_box
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145 5 Mediscope program 1990, 1998 request_box
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104 4 Ner Tamid Fund—Correspondence, resolutions, and printed ephemera 1923-1929 request_box
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161 7 Projected budget report for 1987-1988 1987 June request_box
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160 8 Remittances—Credit Fund 1941 request_box
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104 6 Straus, Nathan and Lina—Straus Baby Fund—Correspondence 1924-1932 request_box
104 7 Wachtel, Henry—Bequest—Correspondence and legal documents 1929-1932 request_box

Subseries 4: Hebrew University, 1918-1990

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material documenting Hadassah's and/or the Hadassah Medical Organization's relationship with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Included is the original 1936 affiliation agreement as well as correspondence concerning the many later revisions of the affiliation contract. As Judah L. Magnes served as president of the Hebrew University for many years, his correspondence also sheds light on this relationship.

Some of Magnes' correspondents include Henrietta Szold, Zip Szold, Rose G. Jacobs, Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, and Julius Lasker. His correspondence from 1925 to 1930 centers on the projected Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, the future roles of both organizations, and the activities of the joint Building Fund Committee. There is correspondence regarding the possibility of a joint University-Hadassah School of Tropical Medicine and material regarding staffing of the Cancer Institute. Evidence of a warm friendship between Magnes and Rose Jacobs is shown in the correspondence as he congratulated her upon resuming the Hadassah Presidency in 1934. Finally, there is material bearing upon Magnes' opposition to Julius Lasker for the position of Clerk of Works for the Medical Center, which effectively blocked Lasker from gaining the post.

This subseries contains nearly inclusive annual reports from 1953 through 1973 and financial reports from 1958 through 1973. The Hebrew University student guides for 1927, 1929-1930, 1932-1933 are found here. There are also newsletters and annual reports from 1940 to 1942 and 1970 through 1983. The University's annual surveys include reports beginning in 1953 on the status of the Hadassah University Medical School and the School of Dentistry. In the 1970s the reports contained plans for a joint University-Hadassah School of Pharmacy. The financial reports are both projected and actual annual and five-year budgets. Also from 1969 to 1973 there are yearly accounts from the Authority for Research and Development, which describe the University's fundraising efforts.

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153 22 Academic appointments (including Medical School) 1960-1964 request_box
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164 22 Affiliation agreement—Nurses 1973-1975 request_box
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128 18 Anniversaries—40th anniversary events—Correspondence and speeches 1965 request_box
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145 14 Anniversaries—50th and 60th 1973, 1984-1985 request_box
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128 17 Anniversaries—50th anniversary and Solomon Bublick Prize—Articles, correspondence, and programs 1968-1969 request_box
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57 3 Annual report by the president 1956 request_box
57 5 Annual report by the president 1958 and 1959 request_box
57 8 Annual report by the president 1961 request_box
57 12 Annual report by the president 1964 request_box
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58 2 Annual report by the president 1965 request_box
58 4 Annual report by the president 1966 request_box
58 8 Annual report by the president 1967 request_box
58 10 Annual report by the president 1968 request_box
58 12 Annual report by the president 1969 request_box
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59 3 Annual report by the president 1971 request_box
59 5 Annual report by the president 1972 request_box
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125 14 Annual reports 1966, 1967 request_box
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56 7 Annual reports 1935-1941 request_box
56 9 Annual reports 1941-1950 request_box
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154 3 Aran, Yair (Executive Vice President, Administration)—Correspondence 1956-1964 request_box
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145 15 Board of Governors 1978-1981 request_box
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128 14 Board of Governors—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1970-1979 request_box
128 15 Board of Governors—Material regarding Board news and activities 1977-1983 request_box
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69 5 Board of Governors—Minutes 1953 March request_box
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99 6 Board of Governors—Minutes 1934-1938 request_box
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58 1 Budget projection for the period 1963/1964 to 1967/1968 1964 request_box
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57 6 Comparative analysis of expenditure budgets of the Hebrew University during the years 1953/1954 to 1958/1959 1959 request_box
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58 5 Constitution 1966 request_box
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160 6 Cornerstone ceremony—Chaim Weizmann—Letter and speech (transcriptions; photocopies) 1918 request_box
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128 16 Correspondence and minutes concerning Hebrew University 1970-1975 request_box
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164 21 Departments—Tropical Medicine—Bloomfield Lab building 1966-1985 request_box
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145 16 Facilities 1962, 1970-1981 request_box
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58 6 Financial report 1966 request_box
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57 11 Financial reports 1963 and 1964 request_box
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172 23 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreement 1934 request_box
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42 4 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreements—Committee minutes 1940, 1948-1959 request_box
42 5 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreements—Committee minutes 1960-1963 request_box
42 6 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreements—Contracts and reports 1936-1963 request_box
42 7 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreements—Correspondence 1935-1959 request_box
42 8 Hadassah and Hebrew University affiliation agreements—Correspondence 1960-1965 request_box
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154 19 Hadassah recognition 1977-1985 request_box
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128 19 Harry S. Truman Center for the Advancement of Peace—Constitution (draft), correspondence, and report 1966-1967 request_box
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OS Box 1 7 "Hebrew University at 40"—Jerusalem Post (Special Supplement) 1965 April 1 request_box
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145 18 Hebrew University—Various subjects 1976-1985 request_box
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69 9 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1925-1933 request_box
69 10 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1934 request_box
69 11 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1935 request_box
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70 1 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1936-1937 request_box
70 2 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1939-1940 request_box
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108 18 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence and speech 1941-1944 request_box
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165 3 Magnes, Judah L.—Statement and extract of hearing 1946 request_box
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163 3 Medical school buildings—Budget and expenditures 1937-1938 request_box
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59 2 News from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (newsletter) 1970-1973, 1977-1983 request_box
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56 8 Newsletters 1941-1942 request_box
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164 19 Paul Baerwald School of Social Work—Correspondence 1958 request_box
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145 17 Programs 1984-1990 request_box
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58 Proposed budget for the financial year 1968/1969 1968 request_box
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59 6 Proposed budget for the financial year 1972/1973 1972 request_box
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57 4 Proposed budget of income and expenditure 1958 request_box
57 7 Proposed budget of income and expenditure 1960 request_box
57 9 Proposed budget of income and expenditure 1961 request_box
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58 3 Proposed budget of income and expenditure 1965 request_box
58 7 Proposed budget of income and expenditure 1966 request_box
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59 4 Proposed development budget for the financial year 1971/1972 1971 request_box
59 7 Proposed development budget for the financial year 1972/1973 1972 request_box
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58 13 Proposed five-year development program (1970-1975) 1969 request_box
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126 1 Publications and brochure 1964, 1965, 1974 request_box
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56 5 Publications and reports 1925-1936 request_box
  

An oversized chart matching names to people shown in a photograph of the opening ceremony of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1925 was separated and is stored with other oversized material in this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 7). The photograph can be found in RG 18 Photographs/Events/1925 of the Hadassah Archives.

 
56 6 Publications and reports 1926-1933 request_box
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57 2 Publications and reports 1954-1958 request_box
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169 20 Relations with Hadassah Medical Organization 1938-1945 request_box
169 21 Relations with Hadassah Medical Organization 1950 request_box
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57 10 Report of the Committee on the Master Plan for the development of the Hebrew University during the coming five years (1961-1965) 1961 request_box
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58 9 Report on the Activities of the Haim Yassky Department of Social Medicine 1967 request_box
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59 1 Reports by the Authority for Research and Development 1969-1973 request_box
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57 1 Semi-annual report by the president of Hebrew University 1954 request_box
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155 20 Workers' quarters 1936-1938 request_box

Subseries 5: Other Organizations, 1921-1988

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries presents material concerning organizations that Hadassah and/or the Hadassah Medical Organization had affiliations or relationships with.

The "sick funds" material documents the relationships between the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and three sick funds (health care insurance and benefits) in Palestine/Israel—the Kupat Holim (Sick Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine/Israel or Histadrut Haovdim); the Kupat Holim Amamit (Rural Sick Fund); and Kupat Holim Leumit (National Sick Fund of Palestine) founded in 1933 by the Revisionist Party in Palestine.

The Kupat Holim was established by the Histadrut (Israel's organization of trade unions) during the British Mandate for Palestine in 1920. Member of the Histadrut contributed toward the sick fund and then was entitled to sick benefits. The HMO had an arrangement with the Kupat Holim to treat members in HMO institutions at a minimum charge per sick day. The Histadrut Kupat Holim had the largest number of members and had their own medical facilities. The HMO created the Kupat Holim Amamit (Rural Sick Fund) to provide aid to those living in settlements where no insurance was provided. The Kupat Holim Leumit came into conflict with Hadassah when it tried to raise funds in the United States with what Hadassah felt were questionable claims.

The Histadrut Nashim Ivriot (Hebrew Women's Organization) was a social service organization of Palestinian women who corresponded with Hadassah National Board members such as Nellie Straus Mochenson, Henrietta Szold, and Zip Szold. There are also annual reports and Kindergarten Committee reports.

The Magen David Adom (MDA) material includes clippings, correspondence, and reports that shed light on the less than friendly feelings between the HMO and MDA. From its founding in 1930 through 1943, the Magen David Adom cooperated amicably with the HMO, but in 1943 relations became strained. The HMO offered to balance the MDA budget if the MDA would agree to end its autonomous American fundraising campaign. Instead, the MDA stepped up its attempts to capture American money. The HMO charged that the MDA provided only first aid and ambulance service yet in their literature took credit for other services such as refugee aid, which they did not provide. The HMO was also irritated when the MDA was permitted to use the title of the Palestine Red Cross.

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153 21 American Committee of the Central Library for the Blind in Israel 1958-1959 request_box
153 8 American Friends of Hebrew University 1945, 1952 request_box
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157 5 American Jewish Physicians Committee—Relationship with Hadassah and Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence and minutes 1924-1938, 1950-1962 request_box
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169 19 American Jewish Physicians Foundation—Preliminary statutes of the American Jewish Physicians Foundation for the establishment and support of the Medical Department of the Hebrew University (photocopy) 1921 request_box
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124 2 Bikur Holim Society (Damascus)—Minutes from various committees 1941-1942 request_box
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117 3 Ezra Association—Correspondence with Hadassah 1935-1941 request_box
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164 24 Henrietta Szold Institute (behavioral sciences)—Letter and report 1966, 1985 request_box
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157 8 Histadrut—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1931-1942 request_box
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49 4 Histadrut Nashim Ivriot (Hebrew Women's Organization)—Correspondence and reports 1924-1932 request_box
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55 6 Kupat Holim (Sick Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine/Israel or Histadrut Haovdim)—Correspondence 1926-1929 request_box
55 8 Kupat Holim (Sick Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine/Israel or Histadrut Haovdim)—Correspondence and minutes 1949-1950 request_box
55 7 Kupat Holim (Sick Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine/Israel or Histadrut Haovdim)—Correspondence, reports, and printed matter 1932-1948 request_box
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131 9 Kupat Holim—Debt to Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence and Certificate of Resolutions and Authority 1979-1984 request_box
131 11 Kupat Holim—Debt to Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence and minutes 1987-1988 request_box
131 10 Kupat Holim—Debt to Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1985-1986 request_box
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153 13 Kupat Holim—Various subjects 1939-1940, 1970-1980 request_box
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55 9 Kupat Holim Amamit (Rural Sick Fund)—Correspondence and reports 1932-1949 request_box
55 10 Kupat Holim Leumit (National Sick Fund of Palestine)—Correspondence, clippings, and printed ephemera 1946-1949 request_box
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53 6 Magen David Adom— Ambulance service—Correspondence and reports 1934-1942 request_box
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118 9 Magen David Adom—Correspondence 1941-1942 request_box
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53 7 Magen David Adom—Relationship with Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence 1943-1949 request_box
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153 15 Music Research Foundation 1947-1960 request_box
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165 12 Other organizations and appeals for support for organizations 1946-1948 request_box
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169 16 Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (New York)—Correspondence and minutes 1959-1967 request_box
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167 14 Texas Hadassah Medical Research Foundation—Correspondence and minutes 1991-1992 request_box
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158 10 Tomche Achim (mutual aid society) 1952-1965 request_box
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164 15 Unitarian Service Committee—Correspondence 1944-1946 request_box
164 11 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration—Clippings and correspondence 1944-1946 request_box
164 7 United Nations—Reports and statements 1946-1951 request_box
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121 13 World Health Organization—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1954-1961 request_box
121 14 World Health Organization—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1962-1970 request_box

Subseries 6: Social Unrest, Jewish-Arab Relations, and Conflict, 1929-1993

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Material in this subseries pertains to Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine and later in Israel following the establishment of the State in 1948. Most of the material covers periods of social unrest from the 1920s through the 1940s. Articles, correspondence, and reports documenting riots and attacks in Palestine are included, as is material concerning the HMO's treatment of Jews and Arabs alike during the periods of conflict. The issue of security at HMO facilities is another topic addressed in the material. The majority of this subseries' focus is the 1948 attack and day-long siege by Arabs on an HMO medical convoy on the road leading up to Mount Scopus where the hospital and medical center were located. The siege lasted hours and when it finally ended seventy-nine people were killed including Haim Yassky, the HMO Director, as well as many HMO doctors, nurses, and non-medical staff.

The correspondence includes letters to the British embassy in Palestine, to the United States State Department, and to British military commanders in Palestine. Correspondents include Judah L. Magnes, Eli Davis, Haim Yassky, as well as members of Hadassah including Ethel Agron (originally Agronsky), Rose L. Halprin, and Etta Rosensohn (née Lasker). Debates include whether to demilitarize Mount Scopus or to add more military security (Haganah).

This subseries documents Hadassah's involvement in the period prior to and including the Israeli-Arab War of 1948-1949 with clippings, correspondence, and reports. The background to the 1948 medical convoy tragedy is a major focus of this subseries. For three months preceding this event there were repeated bombings and sniping by Arabs on the Hadassah medical vehicles along the half-mile road that connected the hospital with Jerusalem, as well as attacks on the Mount Scopus buildings. The hospital continued operating despite the violence and electrical and water shortages until the convoy attack, after which a skeleton staff remained for a short time to care for wounded Israeli soldiers. All of the hospital departments were eventually relocated to five temporary hospitals in Jerusalem.

There is material concerning the outpouring of emotion generated by the convoy attack, particularly correspondence, clippings, and speeches memorializing Haim Yassky. There are also reports on the shelling of Jerusalem after a truce was declared in the summer of 1948.

Also included is correspondence prior to the convoy attack between HMO administration in Palestine and the Red Cross. The administration refused the offer by the Red Cross to take over the Mount Scopus hospital because the Red Cross would not permit the presence of the Haganah (Jewish military organization in British Mandate Palestine). There is also correspondence with British authorities asking for protection from Arab attacks.

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53 1 Attack on Hadassah Medical Organization medical convoy and death of Haim Yassky—Reactions to 1948-1950 request_box
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132 13 Attack on Hadassah Medical Organization medical convoy—Anniversaries and memorials—Correspondence, minutes, and press releases 1968-1982, 2004 request_box
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52 9 Attack on Hadassah Medical Organization medical convoy—Clippings, press releases, and radio script 1948-1949 request_box
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53 5 Attack on Hadassah Medical Organization medical convoy—Discovery of burial site—List of victims, correspondence, and article 1993 request_box
53 2 Attack on Hadassah Medical Organization medical convoy—Memorials and yahrzeits 1948-1949, 1959-1960, 1972-1993 request_box
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52 5 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1948 request_box
52 6 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1948 request_box
52 7 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1948 request_box
52 2 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1947-1948 request_box
52 3 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1947-1948 request_box
52 4 Attacks and security issues—Correspondence and reports 1948 request_box
52 10 Memorial addresses for Haim Yassky and victims of the Hadassah Hospital convoy attack 1948-1949 request_box
52 8 Memorial meeting to protest the murder of Hadassah's medical director and staff—Transcript 1948 April 20 request_box
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53 4 The Riddle of Mount Scopus—Book proposal about the siege on Mount Scopus by James McNeish 1980 request_box
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43 6 Social unrest in Hebron—Articles and correspondence 1968, 1976-1987 request_box
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42 9 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Articles and reports 1929-1930 request_box
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43 4 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Articles and reports 1936-1938 request_box
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162 16 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Correspondence 1945-1946 request_box
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43 1 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Hadassah Medical Organization correspondence and reports 1929-1930 request_box
43 5 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Hadassah Medical Organization correspondence and reports 1936-1938 request_box
43 2 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Hadassah Medical Organization reports 1929-1930 request_box
43 3 Social unrest—Riots and attacks in Palestine—Published analysis of the "Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929" 1930 request_box

Subseries 7: Subjects—Administrative, 1918-circa 2000

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Included are administrative subject files compiled and retained by Hadassah. This subseries combines various topics and presents them as one unit to enhance understanding of administrative duties and activities. The majority of the subject headings were derived from headings written on the material and/or folders. Most of the material consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports.

The fellowship correspondence concerns fellowships and scholarships for physicians, nurses, and administrators. Most of the correspondence dates from 1946 when a Fellowship Program was officially started. This program enabled medical employees, particularly physicians, to finance trips to the United States and elsewhere in order to hone their expertise in their specialty. Correspondents include National Board members, Medical Advisory Board members, HMO administrators, and the fellowship holders themselves. The subjects include the establishment of new scholarship funds; placement of fellowship recipients; and judgments by and about the stipend holders at the conclusion of their programs.

The subject of employee and employer negotiations (in Hebrew called Hukah or Hukkah) is addressed in this subseries. Topics covered in this material include issues of sick leave, salaries, vacation time, hiring and firing, and compensation for employees who were laid off or fired.

The "Notes on Index Cards" provide information about people employed by or associated with the HMO including some brief biographical summaries. There are topical files. Material is compiled from different sources such as correspondence, memorandums, minutes, and excerpts of publications. Though the cards are arranged alphabetically within folders, some of the cards have been misfiled over the years of use.

Material concerning the reorganization of the HMO includes discussion of the role of the HMO in the scheme of Palestinian health care. Correspondents include Israel J. Kligler, Reuben Kaznelson, Henrietta Szold, Haim Yassky, and Lotta Levensohn. The reorganization of the HMO was both an internal structural change as well as a reworking of relationships with other organizations such as the Palestine Zionist Executive and the Kupat Holim.

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140 8 Administration—Activity Chairman 1966-1988 request_box
140 9 Administration—Reports 1973-1988 request_box
140 10 Administration—Various subjects 1978-1982 request_box
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154 24 Administration—Various subjects 1959 request_box
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61 5 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—Executive Committee—Minutes and report 1918-1919 request_box
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170 3 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—History undated, 1985 request_box
  

Includes a photocopy of "Chapter VIII: American Zionist Medical Unit" by Alice L. Seligsberg; a letter (1985) regarding a speech (also included) by Henry Taub on the relationship between the Joint Distribution Committee and Hadassah, focusing on the origins of both organizations; and photocopies of material concerning the AZMU dating from 1917 to 1918.

 
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172 14 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—History recounted by Emma G. Ehrlich 1981 request_box
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61 11 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—Jacobs, Stella—AZMU nurse—Biographical information, work agreements, and passport 1918, 1999 request_box
61 12 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—Lieberson, Eva (Rosen)—AZMU nurse—Letter regarding visit to Israel 1969 request_box
61 9 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—Satenstein, David L.—AZMU doctor—Correspondence and ephemera 1918-1919, 1943 request_box
61 10 American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU)—Schulman, Evelyn—AZMU nurse—Work agreement (photocopy) and letter regarding donation 1918, 1976 request_box
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164 18 Arab and Jewish relations—Articles, clippings, and speech 1936-1943 request_box
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142 7 Arabs—Various subjects 1980 request_box
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155 23 Arabs—Various subjects 1937, 1969-1977 request_box
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141 17 Art Objects 1977-1993 request_box
141 18 Art Objects—Holocaust 1980 request_box
141 19 Art Objects—Mural 1976-1982 request_box
141 20 Art Objects—Mural—Tell, Dan 1982-1990 request_box
141 21 Art Objects—Painting—Dufy, Raoul (Charlotte Bergman) 1962-1967, 1985 request_box
141 22 Art Objects—Painting—Feight, John 1989 request_box
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142 1 Art Objects—Paintings 1982-1990 request_box
142 2 Art Objects—Paintings—Morgensztern, Chana 1988-1989 request_box
142 3 Art Objects—Photographs—Rubin, Gail 1989 request_box
142 4 Art Objects—Sculpture 1974-1992 request_box
142 5 Art Objects—Sculpture—Agam, Yaacov 1981-1992 request_box
142 6 Art Objects—Sculpture—Plotnik, Samuel M. 1987-1988 request_box
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121 1 Atoms for Peace Conference—Minutes and articles 1954-1956 request_box
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130 8 Book—Medical and Biological Research in Israel—Correspondence and minutes concerning publication 1960-1962 request_box
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142 16 Books—Blue Book 1983-1991 request_box
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155 10 Bribes—Correspondence and minutes 1977-1978 request_box
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166 18 Campaign kit—Hadassah Medical Organization: changing people's lives circa 2000 request_box
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163 10 Commission to Palestine—File of Rose G. Jacobs—Correspondence and reports 1926-1927 request_box
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117 14 Complaints—Correspondence regarding assistance for individual cases 1939-1942 request_box
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121 3 Complaints—Correspondence regarding hospital care and facilities 1951 request_box
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142 8 Compliments—A-D 1973-1988 request_box
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130 6 Compliments—Patients and patient care 1978-1987 request_box
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156 24 Computerization—Correspondence, minutes, and press releases 1967-1981 request_box
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127 8 Dedications and dedication ceremonies—Minutes 1969-1979 request_box
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117 4 Dentists—Hiring of—Correspondence 1932 request_box
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125 1 Development of a medical establishment in Palestine—Memorandum by Henrietta Szold and related correspondence 1926, 1935 request_box
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110 6 Emergency preparation—Correspondence and minutes 1973-1977 request_box
110 5 Emergency preparation—Correspondence and reports 1967-1971 request_box
110 4 Emergency preparation—Correspondence with Kalman J. Mann 1957, 1962 request_box
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154 15 Emergency preparations 1980-1982 request_box
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163 1 Emergency program and emergency fund—Correspondence and minutes 1939-1940, 1956-1967 request_box
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49 5 Employee and employer negotiations (Hukah or Hukkah)—Correspondence and reports 1923-1928 request_box
49 6 Employee and employer negotiations (Hukah or Hukkah)—Correspondence and reports 1929-1933 request_box
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142 15 Exhibits 1977-1982 request_box
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164 3 Exhibits—Correspondence 1938-1939, 1954 request_box
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166 19 Facts about Hadassah Medical Organization—Brochure and correspondence 1996-1997 request_box
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144 8 Fellowships 1954-1987 request_box
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70 3 Fellowships—Correspondence 1941-1945 request_box
70 4 Fellowships—Correspondence 1946 request_box
70 5 Fellowships—Correspondence 1947 request_box
70 6 Fellowships—Correspondence 1947-1948 request_box
70 7 Fellowships—Correspondence 1948 request_box
70 8 Fellowships—Correspondence 1949 request_box
70 9 Fellowships—Correspondence 1950 request_box
70 10 Fellowships—Correspondence 1951-1955 request_box
70 11 Fellowships—Correspondence 1956-1959 request_box
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122 12 Fellowships—Correspondence and minutes 1959-1969 request_box
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157 10 Fellowships—Magnes research fund and clinical lab 1947-1948 request_box
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144 9 Fellowships—Physicians 1979-1987 request_box
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169 17 Free service and fees (cost of sick day) 1942-1945 request_box
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172 11 Hadasit—Reports 1993, 1997 request_box
  

Hadasit is a subsidiary of the HMO that promotes scientific research and development.

 
172 4 Hadassah Magazine—Special issue on Mount Scopus—Correspondence with writers 1974-1975 request_box
  

Fanny Yassky, wife of HMO Director Haim Yassky who died in the HMO convoy attack of 1948, is one of the correspondents.

 
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43 7 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Correspondence 1928-1930 request_box
43 8 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Correspondence 1931-1934 request_box
43 9 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Correspondence 1934-1935 request_box
43 10 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Correspondence 1936-1938 request_box
43 11 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Reports and minutes 1926-1931 request_box
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44 1 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Reports and minutes 1926-1931 request_box
44 2 Hadassah Medical Organization reorganization—Va'ad Habriut (Health Council)—Minutes 1926-1936 request_box
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108 12 Hadassah Medical Organization—History—Article and interview 1927 request_box
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79 9 Hadassah Medical Organization—Speeches 1918-1937 request_box
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80 1 Hadassah Medical Organization—Speeches 1945-1958 request_box
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109 1 Hadassah Medical Organization—Surveys 1941-1943 request_box
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164 13 Hadassah's role in the Jewish state—Articles and correspondence 1936-1948 request_box
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98 4 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of circa 1920-1947 request_box
98 5 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1926-1927, 1941 request_box
98 6 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1928-1932 request_box
98 7 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1933-1936 request_box
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99 1 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1929, 1937-1940 request_box
99 2 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1940-1952 request_box
99 3 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1946 request_box
99 4 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1949-1954 request_box
99 5 Health services and hospitals in Palestine/Israel—Planning and creation of 1954-1965 request_box
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152 9 Hadassah Medical Organization administration—Various subjects 1946-1970 request_box
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161 3 Hospital and medical fees—Tourists 1956-1963 request_box
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165 14 Hospitals and medical services 1940-1948 request_box
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145 6 Hospitals—Affiliations 1952, 1964-1977 request_box
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131 1 Hospitals—Devolution—Transfer to the Government of Israel—Correspondence and minutes 1960-1966, 1981-1986 request_box
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165 19 Hospitals—Fees and tariffs 1954-1965 request_box
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131 2 Hospitals—Hadassah Medical Organization and non-Hadassah Medical Organization—Planning, services, and statistical data—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1949-1975 request_box
131 3 Hospitals—Management and planning—Minutes and reports 1953-1969 request_box
131 4 Hospitals—Regionalization plan in Israel—Catchment area—Correspondence and minutes 1973-1985 request_box
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145 10 Hospitals—Twinning 1983 request_box
145 11 Hospitals—Various subjects 1981-1985 request_box
145 12 Hospitals—West Bank 1980-1982 request_box
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163 2 Immigrants and immigration—Correspondence and minutes 1944-1949 request_box
163 5 Immigrants' hostel in Haifa—Correspondence 1937-1938 request_box
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153 23 Insurance—Hospitalization insurance 1961 request_box
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155 16 Introduction letters 1936-1938 request_box
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161 2 Israel Army—Hospitalization and ambulatory treatment—Proposed affiliation with Hadassah Medical Organization 1974-1975 request_box
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164 25 Israel Government—Subsidy 1950 request_box
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153 24 Israel government—Treasury Department and Minister of Finance 1951-1961, 1975 request_box
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155 18 Israel—News updates and reports on the State of Israel 1949-1951 request_box
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108 17 Jewish Soldiers Welfare Committee—Correspondence and minutes 1941-1942 request_box
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165 6 Jewish war veterans—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
165 11 Job analysis—Correspondence 1959 request_box
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118 3 Kashruth (dietary laws)—Problems and complaints—Correspondence 1929-1945 request_box
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164 1 Kibbutzim—Correspondence and reports 1948-1950 request_box
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172 17 Legal—Adoption of ethical guidelines (HMO) 1998 request_box
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165 25 Legal—Founding and governing documents circa 1925-1939 request_box
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155 12 Legal—Insurance 1961-1966, 1984-1985 request_box
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156 11 Legal—Regularization of the affairs of Hadassah Medical Organization 1983 request_box
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161 9 LOTS Seminar—Training and strategic planning—Seminar material (1 of 2) 1993 request_box
161 10 LOTS Seminar—Training and strategic planning—Seminar material (2 of 2) 1993 request_box
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165 5 Mail to Palestine 1932, 1942-1948 request_box
165 8 Mass meetings (rallies and celebrations) 1946-1948 request_box
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108 16 Maya Rosenberg School—Correspondence concerning financial assistance 1940-1942 request_box
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151 6 Medical conferences and congresses 1960-1985 request_box
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156 3 Medical conferences, congresses, and seminars 1980-1987 request_box
156 18 Medical conferences, congresses, and seminars 1971-1972 request_box
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153 11 Medical Records Department 1960-1965 request_box
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121 12 Medical schools in Israel—Establishment of new medical schools—Correspondence, minutes, and report 1951-1972 request_box
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125 3 Medical services in Palestine—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1940-1944 request_box
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154 1 Medical services—Various subjects 1967-1968 request_box
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130 2 Mortuary and autopsies—Issues and controversy—Articles, clippings, correspondence, and minutes 1971-1983 request_box
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163 11 National Board (Hadassah)—File of Judith Epstein—Correspondence and reports 1944-1946 request_box
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167 7 National Health Insurance Law (Israel) 1993-1996 request_box
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172 7 Nettie Lasker Social Service Fund—Correspondence 1934-1936 request_box
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100 1 Notes on index cards—Individuals—A-B 1946-1954 request_box
100 2 Notes on index cards—Individuals—C-D 1946-1954 request_box
100 3 Notes on index cards—Individuals—E-G 1945-1954 request_box
100 4 Notes on index cards—Individuals—H-I 1945-1954 request_box
100 5 Notes on index cards—Individuals—J-L 1945-1954 request_box
100 6 Notes on index cards—Individuals—M 1945-1954 request_box
100 7 Notes on index cards—Individuals—N-P 1944-1954 request_box
100 8 Notes on index cards—Individuals—Q-R 1945-1954 request_box
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101 1 Notes on index cards—Individuals—S-T 1946-1954 request_box
101 2 Notes on index cards—Individuals—U-Z 1946-1954 request_box
101 3 Notes on index cards—Subjects—A-B 1943-1954 request_box
101 4 Notes on index cards—Subjects—C 1945-1954 request_box
101 5 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Community Health Services 1951-1954 request_box
101 6 Notes on index cards—Subjects—D 1943-1954 request_box
101 7 Notes on index cards—Subjects—E 1945-1954 request_box
101 8 Notes on index cards—Subjects—F 1947-1954 request_box
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102 1 Notes on index cards—Subjects—G 1945-1954 request_box
102 2 Notes on index cards—Subjects—H 1944-1954 request_box
102 3 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center 1950-1954 request_box
102 4 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center 1950-1954 request_box
102 5 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Hadassah Medical Organization (A-I) 1930-1954 request_box
102 6 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Hadassah Medical Organization (L-S) 1930-1954 request_box
102 7 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Health Centers and Welfare Stations (A-H) 1943-1954 request_box
102 8 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Health Centers and Welfare Stations (J-Z) 1943-1954 request_box
102 9 Notes on index cards—Subjects—I 1953-1954 request_box
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103 1 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Sa-Sc 1929-1954 request_box
103 2 Notes on index cards—Subjects—Se-Sz 1938-1954 request_box
103 3 Notes on index cards—Subjects—T 1939-1954 request_box
103 4 Notes on index cards—Subjects—U-Z 1944-1954 request_box
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156 20 Operation "Peace in Galilee"—Patients and casualties 1982-1983 request_box
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165 12 Other organizations and appeals for support for organizations 1946-1948 request_box
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164 10 Palestine and Middle East (publication)—Correspondence and articles 1944-1946 request_box
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165 10 Palestine Endowment Funds—Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Change of Number of Directors, and postcard undated, 1935 request_box
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169 18 Palestine Endowment Funds—Correspondence with Stella Rabinowitz 1957 request_box
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162 18 Palestine Service Corps—Correspondence and minutes 1944-1946 request_box
162 19 Palestine Service Corps—Correspondence and minutes 1944-1946 request_box
162 11 Palestine—Information on Palestine—Correspondence and report 1937-1942, 1948-1950 request_box
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117 10 Patient fees and free service—Correspondence and report 1941 request_box
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150 11 Patients—Arabs 1968, 1979-1987 request_box
150 12 Patients—Arabs 1988 request_box
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151 1 Patients—Arabs 1989 request_box
151 2 Patients—Arabs 1989 request_box
151 3 Patients—Casualties 1982-1988 request_box
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156 17 Patients—Jensen, Jim—Correspondence concerning medical bill 1978-1979 request_box
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158 9 Patients—Sharansky, Natan 1986 request_box
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136 28 Personnel—Academic appointments 1984-1992 request_box
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149 8 Personnel—Addition of a social worker for Hadassah Medical Organization staff 1985 request_box
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136 29 Personnel—Administrators—Hadassah Medical Organization 1986-1991 request_box
136 30 Personnel—Appointments circa 1960-1989 request_box
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140 11 Personnel—Auditor 1981-1986 request_box
140 12 Personnel—Chart of organization 1964-1979 request_box
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136 31 Personnel—Chart of organization 1981, 1991 request_box
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137 1 Personnel—Committees 1974-1986 request_box
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118 1 Personnel—Cost of living allowances, insurance, and retirement funds—Correspondence and minutes 1930-1942 request_box
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137 4 Personnel—Deputy Director General, Deputy 1978-1985 request_box
137 2 Personnel—Director General 1981-1992 request_box
137 3 Personnel—Director General, Associate and Acting 1980-1991 request_box
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140 13 Personnel—Director General—Search Committee 1978-1981 request_box
140 14 Personnel—Director General—VIP tourists to Israel 1977-1982 request_box
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157 4 Personnel—Employee pension fund 1951-1957, 1981-1982 request_box
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155 26 Personnel—Employee pension fund 1982-1987 request_box
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140 15 Personnel—Engineers 1974-1981 request_box
140 16 Personnel—Heads of departments 1978-1984 request_box
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137 5 Personnel—Heads of departments 1985-1992 request_box
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149 9 Personnel—Immigrants—Absorption and training 1977-1985 request_box
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118 2 Personnel—Insurance and pension plans—Correspondence and minutes 1944-1945 request_box
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137 6 Personnel—Internal Auditor (Internal Controller) 1988-1992 request_box
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158 7 Personnel—Internal Controller (Internal Auditor) 1976-1982 request_box
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149 10 Personnel—Labor relations—Pensions—Va'ad Ovdim 1961, 1973-1987 request_box
149 11 Personnel—Labor relations—Retrenchment 1983-1986 request_box
149 12 Personnel—Labor relations—Strike 1974-1987 request_box
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109 15 Personnel—Medical staff—Correspondence and minutes 1963-1966 request_box
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110 1 Personnel—Medical staff—Correspondence and minutes 1967-1971 request_box
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109 14 Personnel—Medical staff—Reports and lists 1957-1963 request_box
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152 2 Personnel—Memorials 1985-1987 request_box
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137 7 Personnel—Memorials 1972-1989 request_box
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149 13 Personnel—Mount Scopus 1969-1974 request_box
149 14 Personnel—Ombudsman 1971-1983 request_box
149 15 Personnel—Oncology—Sharett Institute 1976-1977 request_box
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137 8 Personnel—Retirement 1982-1991 request_box
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126 13 Personnel—Retirement and pensioners—Correspondence 1974-1983 request_box
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149 16 Personnel—Salaries 1980-1983 request_box
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137 9 Personnel—Salaries 1981-1986 request_box
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131 8 Personnel—Salaries and the health care system financial crisis—Correspondence, reports, and legal petition (photocopy) 1984-1987 request_box
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140 17 Personnel—Spokesperson for the Hadassah Medical Organization 1977-1991 request_box
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154 7 Personnel—Twersky ("Miss"; nurse)—Letter regarding compensation for work-related illness claim 1950 request_box
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156 4 Personnel—Various subjects 1960-1985 request_box
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137 10 Personnel—Various subjects 1982-1991 request_box
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124 11 Physician courses and lectures—Correspondence and lists 1940-1942 request_box
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150 2 Physicians—Awards and citations 1973-1983 request_box
150 1 Physicians—Fundraising 1979-1986 request_box
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131 5 Physicians—Labor negotiations with junior physicians—Correspondence, memorandums, and minutes 1969-1980 request_box
131 6 Physicians—Private practice—Correspondence and minutes 1935, 1971-1985 request_box
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153 18 Physicians—Romanian 1961 request_box
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157 1 Physicians—Sabbatical 1966-1976 request_box
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118 6 Physicians—Salaries—Correspondence 1949 request_box
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131 7 Physicians—Salaries—Correspondence and minutes 1980-1983 request_box
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128 10 Physicians—Salaries—Correspondence and minutes 1970-1979 request_box
128 11 Physicians—Strike in Israel—Clippings (photocopies) 1983 request_box
128 12 Physicians—Strike in Israel—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1983 request_box
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144 7 Physicians—Various subjects 1969-1975 request_box
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154 8 Postgraduate medical training 1948, 1959-1974 request_box
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160 9 Post-war planning 1944-1946 request_box
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125 5 Post-war planning and budgets—Correspondence and reports 1945-1948 request_box
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150 4 Public Relations—Administration—Meetings in Israel 1978-1984 request_box
150 5 Public Relations—Administration—Reorganization 1976-1984 request_box
150 6 Public Relations—Administration—Reports 1982-1987 request_box
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125 4 Public relations—Correspondence regarding stories and photographs 1945-1946 request_box
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150 7 Public Relations—Dedications 1978-1984 request_box
150 8 Public Relations—Facilities—Space 1977-1980 request_box
150 9 Public Relations—Firms—Charles Levine Communicators 1982 request_box
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155 17 Purchasing operations for medical supplies—Emergency 1973 request_box
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160 7 Refugees and refugee camps—Assistance—Correspondence 1940 request_box
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129 2 Religious issues at Hadassah medical facilities—Correspondence and minutes 1952, 1961-1969 request_box
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169 4 Research and Development—Children at Risk—Proposals 1993 request_box
169 5 Research and Development—Clinical Research Center—Project proposal 1993 request_box
169 6 Research and Development—Commercial ventures—Proposal 1992 request_box
169 7 Research and Development—Novel therapy cancer clinical research center—Proposal 1993 request_box
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167 1 Research and Development—Proposals—Administration building, cyclotron, and transgenic animals 1992-1993 request_box
  

Two oversized architectural drawings of a proposed administration building at Ein Kerem were removed and are now in RG 21: Architectural Materials in the Hadassah Archives.

 
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151 5 Retrenchment 1953, 1979-1980 request_box
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126 5 Retrenchment—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1981-1982 request_box
126 6 Retrenchment—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1983-1985 request_box
126 7 Retrenchment—Personnel—Minutes and reports 1980-1983 request_box
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165 16 Russian children—Correspondence 1971 request_box
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160 10 Sanitation 1946-1948 request_box
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117 5 Scientific papers—Publication of and reprints—Correspondence 1944-1945 request_box
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169 23 Seminars 1961-1965 request_box
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158 8 Seminars—Correspondence and minutes 1954-1964 request_box
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141 4 State Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Health Care System 1988-1989 request_box
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166 1 Subject files—D circa 1950-1986 request_box
166 2 Subject files—E 1970-1974 request_box
166 3 Subject files—I 1978-1979 request_box
166 4 Subject files—M 1949-1977 request_box
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109 9 Symposium on Basic Medical Research—Correspondence, program, and report 1952 request_box
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120 4 Symposium on Medical Ethics—Preparatory material, presentations (typed), and program 1968-1969 request_box
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153 25 Testimonials—Patients and patient care 1954-1971 request_box
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158 17 Touro Infirmary (New Orleans)—Internship 1953-1954 request_box
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164 6 United Jewish Appeal Emergency Campaign—Romanian immigration 1959 request_box
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165 9 United Service for New Americans—Correspondence 1947-1948 request_box
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151 7 United States Government, Department of State—Book fund for Israel 1952-1963 request_box
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164 8 United States Government—Various departments—Correspondence 1944-1946, 1976 request_box
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165 24 Various subjects—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1945 request_box
165 25 Various subjects—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1947-1949 request_box
165 27 Various subjects—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1930-1985 request_box
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164 9 Visitors from Palestine in United States—Correspondence 1947-1948 request_box
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151 8 Visitors—VIP 1972-1990 request_box
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152 1 Vivarium 1970 request_box
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117 7 Vocational school for girls—Funding for 1941 request_box
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152 3 Volunteers 1977-1988 request_box
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153 4 Volunteers—Dentists 1974-1981 request_box
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162 5 Volunteers—Physicians and nurses 1974 request_box
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96 2 Volunteers—Restoration of hospital buildings on Mount Scopus 1967-1968 request_box
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122 8 Wachtel, Henry—Clara Wachtel Dental Clinic 1932, 1935 request_box
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109 6 War effort—North African mission—Correspondence and memorandums 1941-1942 request_box
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162 13 Workers—Negotiations—Cablegrams and correspondence 1950-1951 request_box
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128 13 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Activities and anniversaries—Correspondence, minutes, and pamphlet 1972-1980 request_box
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152 4 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1960-1975 request_box
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110 7 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Equipment—Correspondence and minutes 1976-1984 request_box
110 8 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Facilities—Correspondence and minutes 1962-1978 request_box
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109 11 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Minutes 1954-1958 request_box
109 13 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Reports 1955-1959 request_box
109 12 Ya'al (Hadassah Women's Auxiliary)—Subcommittees—Minutes 1954 request_box
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163 6 Yishuv—Various subjects 1946-1948 request_box
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162 17 Yishuv unity—Cablegrams and correspondence 1940-1947 request_box

Subseries 8: Subjects—Medical, 1930-1989

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Included are subject files concerning medical topics that were compiled and retained by Hadassah. Subjects includes diseases, medical research, and drugs (for treatment), among others. The majority of the subject headings were derived from headings written on the material and/or folders. Most of the material consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports.

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120 9 Anesthesiology—Correspondence and report 1952-1956 request_box
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153 17 Birth control 1958-1959 request_box
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120 11 Blood Bank—Correspondence 1950-1959 request_box
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154 2 Cases—Globus, Israel 1956 request_box
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155 13 Dentistry—Report—An explanation of the forecast of dentists and dental practitioners in Israel for the period 1966-1977 circa 1977 request_box
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117 4 Dentists—Hiring of—Correspondence 1932 request_box
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135 26 Diseases—AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) 1985-1987 request_box
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138 7 Diseases—Allergies 1975-1986 request_box
138 8 Diseases—Alzheimer's disease 1981-1985 request_box
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136 1 Diseases—Amyloidosis 1990 request_box
136 2 Diseases—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1977 request_box
136 3 Diseases—Arthritis 1981-1985 request_box
136 4 Diseases—Ataxia Telangiectasia 1979, 1981 request_box
136 5 Diseases—Autism 1975 request_box
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138 9 Diseases—Blindness 1953-1982 request_box
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136 6 Diseases—Bone marrow transplant 1979-1986 request_box
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154 16 Diseases—Brain 1979-1988 request_box
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136 7 Diseases—Cancer 1961-1975 request_box
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155 5 Diseases—Cancer Research—Cablegrams 1949 request_box
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139 1 Diseases—Cancer—Children 1985 request_box
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136 8 Diseases—Chronic illness 1959-1966 request_box
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139 2 Diseases—Cystic Fibrosis 1967-1976, 1984-1987 request_box
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136 9 Diseases—Deafness 1970-1985 request_box
136 10 Diseases—Diabetes 1982-1984 request_box
136 12 Diseases—Down's syndrome 1981-1986 request_box
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139 3 Diseases—Dysautonomia 1965-1967, 1981-1985 request_box
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136 11 Diseases—Epilepsy 1983-1989 request_box
136 13 Diseases—Eyes 1960-1984 request_box
136 14 Diseases—Hands 1983-1984 request_box
136 15 Diseases—Heart disease and heart surgery 1971, 1980-1986 request_box
136 16 Diseases—Hemophilia 1971-1980 request_box
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139 4 Diseases—Hodgkin's disease 1954, 1970-1985 request_box
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136 17 Diseases—Hypertension 1983-1986 request_box
136 18 Diseases—Kidney 1981-1987 request_box
136 19 Diseases—Leprosy—Hansen Hospital 1951-1985 request_box
136 20 Diseases—Leukemia 1968, 1980-1985 request_box
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139 5 Diseases—Liver diseases 1980-1985 request_box
139 6 Diseases—Lung diseases 1982-1984 request_box
139 7 Diseases—Lupus 1972, 1982-1985 request_box
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136 21 Diseases—Malaria 1930 request_box
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139 8 Diseases—Multiple sclerosis 1957-1983 request_box
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136 22 Diseases—Muscular dystrophy 1952-1986 request_box
136 23 Diseases—Paget's 1988 request_box
136 24 Diseases—Psoriasis research and treatment at Ein Bokek, Dead Sea 1959-1985 request_box
136 25 Diseases—Psychosomatic—Proposal for a behavioral medicine unit circa 1985 request_box
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158 16 Diseases—Schizophrenia 1956 request_box
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156 6 Diseases—Tay-Sachs 1973-1984 request_box
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136 26 Diseases—Treacher Collins syndrome 1981-1986 request_box
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157 7 Diseases—Tuberculosis—Hospitals, hospitalization, and treatment 1945-1960 request_box
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136 27 Diseases—Undulant fever 1959 request_box
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153 12 Diseases—Various subjects 1946-1988 request_box
  

Subjects include anemia (thalassemia); diabetes and diabetes clinic; Turner syndrome; measles vaccine; organ transplants; polio; and malaria.

 
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142 14 Drugs—Phenoxybenzamine and Proxibarbal 1979-1989 request_box
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153 3 Drugs—Various subjects 1962-1968, 1981-1989 request_box
  

Subjects include interferon; a drug surveillance program; the import of generic drugs by Hadasit; the use of leeches; and the HMO relationship with pharmaceutical companies.

 
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162 1 Experimental medicine and surgery—Memorandum 1963 request_box
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153 20 Forensic medicine 1956 request_box
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172 12 Gene Therapy Center and Cell Therapy Center 1996-1999 request_box
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145 3 Health—Various subjects 1956-1977 request_box
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123 2 Kidney disease, transplants, and artificial kidneys—Correspondence, minutes, press releases, and reports 1958-1980 request_box
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122 14 Medical research—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1961-1963 request_box
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156 13 Mortuary—Autopsies—Amended Anatomy and Pathology Law and terms of reference 1966-1980 request_box
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150 3 Pregnancy 1961-1985 request_box
  

Subjects include sex selection; test tube babies; and multiple births.

 
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117 12 Rehabilitation services during the war—Correspondence and minutes 1948 request_box
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151 4 Research 1970-1984 request_box
  

Subjects include funding for research; Human Intestinal Lipo-protein Synthesis; and human research.

 
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153 5 Research—Clinical 1955-1958 request_box
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154 9 Research—Ford Foundation 1952-1960 request_box
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156 2 Research—Teaching and research—Minutes 1975-1985 request_box
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108 19 Typhoid epidemic—Memorandums and reports 1941-1942 request_box
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Series II: Health Care Facilities, circa 1918-2009

Primarily in English with some Hebrew and French.
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

Included is material documenting the establishment and administration of health services and heath care facilities in Palestine/Israel by the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and its predecessor organization, the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU), dating from 1918 to 2009. The series documents the HMO's two main facilities that were both established in Jerusalem; the Medical Center on Mount Scopus where the original Hadassah Hospital was established and the Medical Center located in the Ein Kerem neighborhood. Subseries 1 and 2 document the planning and construction of the two Medical Centers as well as major moments in each of the Center's history. Subseries 3 documents other health care facilities established and/or administered by the HMO, as well as facilities the HMO had affiliations or relationships with. Subseries 4 consists of subject files. Material found in this series includes clippings, correspondence, legal agreements, memorandums, minutes, publications, and reports.

Subseries 1: Hospital and Medical Center at Mount Scopus, 1926-2004

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The planning of a medical center took form in the 1920s with Hadassah fundraising efforts focused in the United States. Concurrent to fundraising was the debate over where the medical center would be located. Following the contentious decision to build on Mount Scopus, also where the newly opened Hebrew University (1925) was located, focus turned to the planning and development of the medical center that would include a hospital (an affiliation between the HMO and Hebrew University), a nursing school, and a medical school. Material in this subseries documents these activities and then turns its focus to the opening of the hospital, Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital (RHUH) and medical school in 1939. Though Hadassah-Hebrew University relations is a subject addressed in this subseries, more material on the affiliation agreement can be found in Series I, Subseries 4.

Leading up to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, conflict between Arab and Jewish populations intensified, culminating with the tragedy of April 13, 1948 when Arabs attacked an HMO medical convoy on Mount Scopus. During the daylong siege on the medical convoy, seventy-nine people were killed including HMO Director Haim Yassky. Though this subseries has some material regarding security issues at the Hospital in response to the conflict, material documenting the attack on the HMO medical convoy is primarily located in Series I, Subseries 6.

Following the tragedy of 1948, the Mount Scopus complex, including the Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital, the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, and the unopened Nathan Ratnoff School of Medicine was abandoned to United Nations forces and medical services were transferred to five facilities: Hospital A—formerly the English Mission Hospital (pediatrics, obstetrics, dermatology, radium and tumor); Hospital B—formerly Saint Joseph Convent Hospital where the Nursing School was relocated and students were housed; Hospital C—Mekor Haim Sanatorium for tuberculosis; Hospital D— formerly Bet Hadegel (internal medicine, neurological); and Hospital E—Ziv Hospital (surgical). For more on these facilities see Series II, Subseries 3.

It would not be until 1967 that the HMO would repossess their medical facilities on Mount Scopus. The subseries picks up again in 1967 chronicling the repossession, reconstruction, and 1975 reopening of the Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus. Material pertaining to the construction of later HMO medical facilities on Mount Scopus is also included.

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129 1 Building program—Mount Scopus—Correspondence, financial report, and minutes 1973-1981 request_box
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132 1 Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus—Program for planning and enlargement (copy 1) 1973 request_box
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171 2 Hadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus—Program for planning and enlargement (copy 2) 1973 request_box
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OS Box 1 7 "The Hadassah Mount Scopus Story"—Jerusalem Post (Special Supplement) 1975 October 21 request_box
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123 9 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Dedication, moving day, and reopening—Correspondence and minutes 1974-1976 request_box
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146 13 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Facilities—Various subjects 1969-1980 request_box
  

Subjects include huts; maintenance; and the tourist information center.

 
146 14 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Fundraising 1968-1979 request_box
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132 5 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Guggenheim Rehabilitation Pavilion 2004 request_box
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123 10 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Public relations material 1966-1977 request_box
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131 12 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Correspondence and press releases 1973-1978 request_box
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132 2 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Correspondence with invitees of the dedication ceremony 1975-1976 request_box
132 3 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Dedication ceremonies—Speeches 1975-1976 request_box
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123 11 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Dedication tour kit 1975 request_box
123 12 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Dedication tour—Printed ephemera 1975 request_box
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132 4 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Draft of press release circa 1970 request_box
  

This is presumed to be a draft of a press release titled, "Renascent Hadassah Mt. Scopus medical center will be major medical addition to Jerusalem."

 
132 6 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Introductions for speakers at the dedication ceremonies 1975-1976 request_box
132 7 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Planning of dedication ceremony—Correspondence and programs 1974-1976 request_box
132 8 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Printed ephemera and speeches 1975 request_box
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123 13 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Transcript of the dedication ceremony (copy 1) 1975 request_box
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132 10 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Reopening—Transcript of the dedication ceremony (copy 2) 1975 request_box
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123 14 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Repossession, reconstruction, and reopening—Articles, correspondence, press releases, and printed ephemera 1967-1976 request_box
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132 9 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Sarah Gottesman Synagogue—Correspondence and press releases 1975-1978 request_box
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146 15 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Sarah Gottesman Synagogue—Correspondence and press releases 1975-1982 request_box
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147 1 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Various subjects 1975-1981 request_box
  

Subjects include the Ophthalmology Department; the re-dedication ceremony; and the move back into the facility in 1976.

 
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154 18 Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus—Various subjects 1975-1986 request_box
  

Subjects include the medical library and retrenchment.

 
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132 12 Lipchitz, Jacques—Mount Scopus art project—Donation of sculpture, Tree of Life—Correspondence and minutes 1967-1978 request_box
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147 2 Lipchitz, Jacques—Mount Scopus art project—Sculpture, Tree of Life 1968-1978 request_box
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117 8 Militarization of Rothschild-Hadassah University Hospital—Correspondence 1942-1943 request_box
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127 10 Proposed Hadassah Mother and Child Hospital on Mount Scopus—Correspondence 1967-1968 request_box
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41 8 Proposed University Hospital—Hadassah fundraising campaign—Campaign News (newsletter) 1935 request_box
41 9 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Committees—Minutes 1932-1935 request_box
41 10 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Committees—Minutes 1936 request_box
41 11 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Committees—Minutes 1937-1938 request_box
41 12 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Correspondence 1930-1934 request_box
41 13 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Correspondence 1930-1934 request_box
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42 1 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Correspondence 1935-1936 request_box
42 2 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Correspondence 1936-1937 request_box
42 3 Proposed University Hospital—Planning—Correspondence 1937-1938 request_box
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143 20 Roads—Issawiye road (Village of Assawiya)—Mount Scopus campus 1980-1981 request_box
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160 11 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital—Report on religious-spiritual care in RHUH by Rabbi Dr. Sicher 1946 request_box
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162 15 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital—Security—Minutes 1947-1948 request_box
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155 6 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital—Various subjects 1934-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include the establishment and opening of the hospital; a dedication dinner at the Hotel Astor in New York City; personnel recruitment issues; hospital beds; and the gynecological ward.

 
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56 2 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital and Medical School—Dedication and opening—Clippings and press releases 1938-1939 request_box
56 4 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital and Medical School—Dedication and opening—Correspondence and speeches 1939 request_box
56 3 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital and Medical School—Dedication and opening—Correspondence, speeches, and printed matter 1938 request_box
56 1 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital and Medical School—Planning—Correspondence and fundraising campaign material 1926-1939 request_box
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117 15 Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital—Relations 1941-1943 request_box
  

Subjects include medical faculty and pre-faculty and ex gratia payment to the architect and contractors.

 

Subseries 2: Medical Center at Ein Kerem, 1950-2009

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily documents the planning and construction of the Medical Center at Ein Kerem as well as subsequent additions to the medical complex, though there is some material concerning administration of the Center. Included are correspondence between Hadassah and HMO administration, as well as correspondence with the architect, Joseph Neufeld, and the landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin. Subjects include fundraising, site selection, planning and development, and the construction of a Shikun (town) to provide much needed housing for Medical Center employees. Correspondents concerning the Shikun include Neufeld and Halprin, as well as Kalman J. Mann (see Series VI, Subseries 1for most of his correspondence while serving as Director General of the HMO), Harold Wilkenfeld, the administrator of the Shikun, Loula Lasker, chairman of the HMO Shikun Committee, and Max Nurock, the financial secretary of the Hebrew University. Also included is a 1961 report concerning the moving day into the new medical center and its "aftermath" which details the extensive list of problems that occurred including building design flaws, unfinished elements to the building, staff not being able to cope with the "mechanized building," a threat of strike, and staff resignations. Material relating to artist Marc Chagall concerns the stained glass windows he designed for the Medical Center's synagogue.

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128 7 10th anniversary dinner in New York—Correspondence from invitees 1970-1971 request_box
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120 2 Architectural model of the Medical Center—Correspondence 1966-1968 request_box
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146 6 Bet Midrash 1968-1984 request_box
146 7 Building program 1964-1992 request_box
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119 7 Building program—Correspondence, minutes, and progress reports on construction 1960-1961 request_box
119 6 Building program—Landscaping and site planning—Correspondence and master plan report by Lawrence Halprin 1965-1966 request_box
119 4 Building program—Landscaping—Correspondence with Lawrence Halprin (landscape architect) 1960-1962 request_box
119 5 Building program—Landscaping—Correspondence with Lawrence Halprin (landscape architect) 1963-1965 request_box
119 8 Building program—Sewage disposal and isotope pit—Correspondence 1959-1966 request_box
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127 9 Chagall, Marc—Chagall stained glass windows and other interior details of the synagogue—Correspondence 1961-1964 request_box
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120 8 Chagall, Marc—Chagall stained glass windows in the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center—Articles, press releases, and printed ephemera 1962-1997 request_box
120 7 Chagall, Marc—Correspondence, address, and clipping 1960-1967, 1985 request_box
  

Includes correspondence between Miriam Freund (Hadassah) and Marc and Valentina (Vava) Chagall; and a speech by Abba Eban at the ceremony for the installation of the Chagall windows at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.

 
120 6 Chagall, Marc—Stained glass window exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (New York)—Correspondence and minutes 1960-1962 request_box
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145 20 Committees 1956, 1972-1975, 1990 request_box
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157 9 Dedication ceremony in Washington (D.C.)—Speech by Harry Eagle 1964 request_box
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127 7 Dedication of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Building—Correspondence, minutes, and program 1965-1966, 2003 request_box
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74 8 Dedications and moving day 1960-1961 request_box
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146 11 Facilities—Various subjects 1958-1987 request_box
  

Subjects include tennis courts; chronic dialysis center; open plaza; thoracic vascular labs; Brit Milah room; Ben Gurion Square; and the Bamatz Workshop.

 
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132 11 Gross, Chaim—Donation of sculpture, Mother Playing—Correspondence and deed of gift (photocopy) 1963-1972 request_box
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168 6 Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem—New entrance pavilion brochure circa 2000 request_box
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171 4 Hadassah Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem—Fundraising and publicity material 2006 request_box
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OS Box 1 1 Hadassah Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem—Publicity material 2006 request_box
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74 9 Inpatient Tower planning 2003, 2005 request_box
  

Includes a concept proposal by HKS (architecture firm).

 
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169 8 Inpatient Tower planning 2006 request_box
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155 15 Kitchen—Renovation 1985-1988 request_box
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112 (No folder) Medical Center—Report of the Building Office, 1956-1961 (Bound volume) 1961 request_box
  

Contains reports of many aspects of the building of the Medical Center at Ein Kerem. Includes floor plans, photographs, reports by architect Joseph Neufeld and other architects, detailed charts of the finances, and charts of the physical details of each building. Reports are in Hebrew or English, depending on author. Most charts are in English. The report is edited by S. Baer.

 
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153 29 Medical Center—Reports 1964 request_box
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154 21 Medical Center—Site 1953-1955 request_box
  

Subjects include site selection and choosing a landscape architect.

 
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165 21 Medical Center—Various subjects 1964 request_box
  

Consists of extracts of minutes regarding workshops and the pediatrics department.

 
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119 11 Mezuzot—Fundraising and ceremony—Correspondence 1960-1965 request_box
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155 3 Mother and Child Pavilion—Dedication program, memorandums, minutes, and report 1963-1979 request_box
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120 3 Naming of buildings—Minutes and pamphlets 1960-1967 request_box
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169 12 New building at Ein Kerem—Planning and funding—Correspondence and reports 2000-2004 request_box
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OS Box 1 7 "Operation moving day"—Jerusalem Post (photocopy) 1961 June 4 request_box
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172 27 Operation Moving Day scrapbook 1961 request_box
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146 12 Personnel—Salaries 1961 request_box
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73 7 Planning and development 1950-1951 request_box
73 8 Planning and development 1952 request_box
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74 1 Planning and development 1952-1953 request_box
74 2 Planning and development 1954-1955 request_box
74 3 Planning and development 1955-1956 request_box
74 4 Planning and development 1956 request_box
74 5 Planning and development 1956-1957 request_box
74 5 Planning and development 1957 request_box
  

Included are correspondence, clippings, and exhibition material regarding the Maurice Utrillo exhibit, held at the Wildenstein Gallery in New York, that was a fundraiser for the proposed medical center.

 
74 6 Planning and development 1957 request_box
74 7 Planning and development 1958-1960 request_box
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143 19 Plans—Medical Center—Diagrams and diorama—Correspondence 1956-1975, 1985 request_box
143 19 Plans—Medical Center—Diagrams and diorama—Correspondence 1956-1975, 1985 request_box
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120 1 Post office branch—Correspondence 1963-1967 request_box
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154 25 Proposed hotel at Ein Kerem 1967-1978 request_box
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153 1 Proposed lounge and fundraising devices 1983 request_box
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169 24 Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower—Brochure and fundraising material 2009 request_box
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171 3 Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower—Printed ephemera and reports 2007-2009 request_box
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155 1 School of Dentistry—Building dedication 1964 request_box
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169 25 Sharett Institute of Oncology—Contract between Rassco and Hadassah 1970 request_box
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154 10 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Contracts 1956-1962 request_box
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118 10 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Correspondence 1951-1953 request_box
118 11 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Correspondence 1954 request_box
  

Material regarding the planning of the Shikun includes correspondence between the Shikun Committee and American architect and planner, Albert Mayer, who was a consultant on the building project.

 
118 13 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1956 request_box
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119 1 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1956 request_box
119 2 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1957 request_box
119 3 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1957-1961 request_box
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118 12 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Planning—Minutes 1955 request_box
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154 11 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Reports 1954-1957 request_box
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143 21 Shikun (housing) for Medical Center staff—Wolfson Shikun 1969-1978 request_box
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146 10 Synagogue—Chagall windows 1961-1979 request_box
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156 15 Tannenbaum Reception Center 1981-1986 request_box
156 16 Traffic circle 1980-1982 request_box
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119 10 War risk insurance—Correspondence 1960 request_box

Subseries 3: Other Health Care Facilities, circa 1918-2005

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material regarding various HMO health care facilities or facilities that the HMO had an affiliation or relationship with. Material in this subseries primarily consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports.

Two important HMO health care facilities documented in this subseries are the Cancer Institute and the Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center.

The Cancer Institute began as the X-Ray Institute in 1925 with funds provided by Hadassah and the American Jewish Physicians Committee. Included is correspondence with Dr. Ira Kaplan, who established a fund to purchase radium for the X-Ray Institute in 1934. At the time there was a question concerning the personnel who would administer the newly enlarged and equipped Institute. Dr. Ludwig Halberstaedter was picked to head the facility, which was now known as the Cancer Institute. There is also correspondence concerning two grants: the Max Schloessinger Fund for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Relief and the Damon Runyan Memorial Foundation grant.

The Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center, a preventive and health education facility, opened in Jerusalem in 1929. Included is material pertaining to the funding, establishment, and administration of the Center.

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120 10 Arthritis Clinic—Correspondence 1957 request_box
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130 9 Augusta Victoria Hospital—Correspondence regarding its history and its relationship with Hadassah 1969-1970, 2005 request_box
130 10 Beersheba—Hospitals, medical services, and medical school—Correspondence, minutes, and report 1958-1973 request_box
  

Most of the material pertains to the devolution of Hadassah's Beersheba hospital. There is also material concerning memorials to Haim Yassky and the establishment of a school of medicine at the University of the Negev.

 
130 11 Bet Hadegel Hospital—Transfer of property and medical services—Correspondence and minutes 1962 request_box
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124 1 Bikur Holim Hospital (Jerusalem)—Correspondence 1941-1942 request_box
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73 5 Cancer Institute—Correspondence 1924-1940 request_box
73 6 Cancer Institute—Correspondence 1946-1958 request_box
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132 14 Children's Hospital—Establishment of a separate hospital for children—Correspondence and minutes 1968 request_box
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158 14 Convalescent home—Correspondence 1953, 1959 request_box
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145 7 Ezrath Nashim Hospital—Affiliation 1946-1950, 1966-1977 request_box
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39 1 Haifa Hospital—Correspondence 1929-1933 request_box
39 2 Haifa Hospital—Correspondence 1938-1940 request_box
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158 11 Haifa Hospital—Haifa Community 1940-1942 request_box
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130 12 Hansen Hospital—Transfer of property and medical services—Correspondence, minutes, and report 1956-1968 request_box
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142 18 Haredi Clinic 1985-1986 request_box
142 19 Hasolel Street Clinic and Tel Aviv Clinic 1986-1987 request_box
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145 2 Heart Institute in Jerusalem—Establishment of 1973 request_box
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153 19 Katamon Clinic/Health Center 1960-1961 request_box
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145 8 Kiryat Sanz Laniado Hospital 1981 request_box
  

Two photographs were separated and are now housed in RG 18 AV Materials of the Hadassah Archives. The black-and-white photos show the Mayor of Netanya, Reuven Kligler, on a trip to the United States on behalf of the hospital. One of the photos shows Kligler with New York City mayor Ed Koch.

 
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155 8 Lasker Mental Hygiene and Child Guidance Center—Activities report 1956 request_box
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120 17 Maternity Hospital in Ashkelon—Cornerstone laid—Letter, minutes, and clipping 1955 request_box
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153 2 Mekor Haim Tuberculosis Hospital (Hospital C) 1950-1952 request_box
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143 15 Michaelson Institute for the Prevention of Blindness 1972-1986 request_box
143 16 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center 1963-1988 request_box
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169 10 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Agreements (legal) and minutes 1926-1931 request_box
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155 14 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Annual report (1936) 1937 request_box
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37 4 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Annual reports 1930-1932 request_box
  

Included is the first annual report, 1930-1931. The second annual report, 1931-1932, contains a memorial to Louis Cantor (1884-1933), husband of Shulamith Cantor. Shulamith was a key figure in nursing for the HMO and the Nursing School (see Series V and Series VI, Subseries 2). Louis Cantor served as Sanitary Engineer for the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU).

 
37 5 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Annual reports 1932-1934 request_box
37 6 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Annual reports 1936-1937 request_box
37 7 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Committee—Minutes 1926-1930 request_box
37 8 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Correspondence 1937-1940 request_box
  

Correspondents include Israel J. Kligler; Haim Yassky; Henrietta Szold; and members of the Palestine Committee of Hadassah. Topics include the resignation of Israel J. Kligler as Director of the Straus Health Centre; the milk pasteurization plant; school hygiene; Dr. Brachyahu from the School Hygiene Department; and health centers.

 
37 9 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Correspondence 1940-1946 request_box
  

Correspondents include Walter Strauss; Haim Yassky; and members of the Palestine Committee of Hadassah. Topics include school hygiene and the School Hygiene Department; the Dental Clinic; and the Health Welfare Centers.

 
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143 17 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Dental Program 1972 request_box
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121 11 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Establishment and funding—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1925-1960 request_box
  

Includes correspondence from Nathan and Lina Straus, Henrietta Szold, and Hadassah representatives.

 
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47 3 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Future of—Memorandum and letter from Isaac J. Kligler 1936 request_box
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170 8 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—Planning and history—Correspondence, program, and report 1925-1946 request_box
  

Correspondents include Nathan and Lina Straus, Judah L. Magnes, and David de Sola Pool. A panoramic view photographic postcard showing the site of the Straus Health Center in Jerusalem circa 1925 was removed and is now part of RG 18: Audiovisual Materials in the Hadassah Archives. The verso of the four-panel post card includes a handwritten description of the buildings and land by David de Sola Pool.

 
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156 25 Nathan and Lina Straus Health Center—WIZO occupancy of space 1958-1982 request_box
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160 13 Natural Medicine Research Center—Reports 2002, 2005 request_box
  

Established in 1995, the Natural Medicine Research Unit was renamed the Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center in 2005.

 
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171 5 Natural Medicine Research Unit—Biannual report 2000-2001 request_box
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156 7 Pain Clinic—Correspondence and memorandums 1980-1983 request_box
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130 13 Ramat Gan—Proposed medical center—Correspondence 1954-1956 request_box
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145 9 Rambam Hospital 1957-1969, 1986-1989 request_box
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124 3 Rosh Haayin Hospital—Correspondence, minutes, an report 1950-1958 request_box
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98 3 Rothschild Hospital visitors' book, 1836-1918 (microfilm copy) circa 1918 request_box
  

The original title is "Hopital Rothschild de Jerusalem. Livre de souvenir." The visitors' book records names, year of visit, country of origin, and comments of visitors to the hospital from 1836 to 1918. It is a bound, microfilm copy and presumably was printed after 1948. It includes an index in Hebrew and the comments are in numerous languages including French, Arabic, English, German, Spanish, and Hebrew.

 
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39 3 Rothschild Hospital—Correspondence 1930-1932 request_box
39 4 Rothschild Hospital—Correspondence 1937-1943 request_box
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130 14 Safed—Opening of and relationship with the Rebecca Sieff Government Hospital—Correspondence and brochure 1971-1975 request_box
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156 1 Saint Francis Hospital—Expansion fund 1971-1972 request_box
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39 5 Schweitzer Hospital (Tiberias)—Correspondence 1927-1931 request_box
39 6 Schweitzer Hospital (Tiberias)—Correspondence 1932-1948 request_box
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124 4 Schweitzer Hospital (Tiberias)—Correspondence and reports 1927, 1950-1955 request_box
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120 5 Shaare Zedek Hospital—Fundraising practices—Correspondence and minutes 1956-1969 request_box
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130 15 Shaare Zedek Hospital—Relationship with Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence and minutes 1970-1979 request_box
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154 26 Shaare Zedek Hospital—Various subjects 1980-1984 request_box
  

Material primarily relates to the hospital's financial difficulties and its affiliation with Kupat Holim.

 
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130 16 Spafford Children's Hospital—Annual reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and newsletters 1964-1972 request_box
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158 15 St. John Ophthalmic Hospital (Jerusalem)—Historical information and memorandums 1951, 1972 request_box
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122 11 Talbieh Psychiatric Hospital—Correspondence concerning possible affiliation 1951-1964 request_box
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39 7 Tel Aviv Hospital—Correspondence 1926-1931 request_box
39 8 Tel Aviv Hospital—Correspondence 1931-1939 request_box
39 9 Tel Aviv Hospital—Correspondence 1940-1983 request_box
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33 8 Tuberculosis facilities—Correspondence 1926-1937 request_box
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34 1 Tuberculosis facilities—Correspondence 1938-1944 request_box
34 2 Tuberculosis facilities—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
34 3 Tuberculosis facilities—Correspondence 1949-1950 request_box
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39 10 Haim Yassky Hadassah Negev Hospital in Beersheba—Correspondence 1948-1950 request_box
39 11 Ziv Hospital (Jerusalem)—Correspondence 1949-1950 request_box
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130 17 Ziv Hospital—Transfer of hospital to Bikur Holim—Correspondence and minutes 1960-1969 request_box
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110 13 Ziv Hospital—Transfer of hospital to Bikur Holim—Correspondence and minutes 1966-1968 request_box

Subseries 4: Facilities—Subject Files, 1936-1993

Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Included are correspondence, minutes, and reports concerning facilities planning and administration. Subjects include the building program, equipment, flats (housing) for HMO staff, roads, the HMO medical archives, proposed facilities, and renovations, among other subjects.

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142 17 Air raid shelters 1968-1969 request_box
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167 2 Bell Center (Jerusalem)—Space sharing and time sharing 1992 request_box
  

An architectural drawing and other architectural material for the Bell Center were removed and are now in RG 21: Architectural Materials in the Hadassah Archives.

 
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161 5 Building and maintenance status report 1991 request_box
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156 5 Building program—Building and development budget 1984 request_box
156 14 Building program—Reports 1978-1982 request_box
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165 18 Building program—Various subjects 1952-1960 request_box
  

Subjects include itemized building costs at various hospitals and the disposal of Hadassah's buildings in downtown Jerusalem. Oversized itemized lists of building costs were separated and stored with other oversized material from RG 2 (see OS Box 1, Folder 2).

 
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162 10 Day nurseries and day care centers 1970-1987 request_box
  

Subjects include planning of a day nursery at Ein Kerem; the WIZO day nursery at the Straus Health Center; the Schacht Day Nursery; and the Na'amat day nursery.

 
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169 1 Dental Laboratory—Establishment of—Proposal 1993 request_box
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117 13 Director's House—Planning and building of—Correspondence 1945-1948 request_box
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133 9 Equipment—Autoanalyzer 1969-1985 request_box
133 10 Equipment—Betatron machine 1965-1984 request_box
133 11 Equipment—Blood pressure monitor 1986-1989 request_box
133 12 Equipment—Bone mineral analyzer 1988-1990 request_box
133 13 Equipment—Cell saver 1989 request_box
133 14 Equipment—Cerebro Trac 1989 request_box
133 15 Equipment—Coagulation testing machine 1982-1989 request_box
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169 22 Equipment—Cost estimate for Radiology Department and Operating Theaters equipment 1982 request_box
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134 1 Equipment—Coulter counter 1984-1989 request_box
134 2 Equipment—Cyclotron 1968-1990 request_box
134 3 Equipment—Dialysis machine 1979, 1986 request_box
134 4 Equipment—Digital angiography system 1983-1985 request_box
134 5 Equipment—Dionex amino acid machine 1984-1985 request_box
134 6 Equipment—Echo apparatus 1978-1990 request_box
134 7 Equipment—Elevators 1977, 1986-1990 request_box
134 8 Equipment—Elscint scanner (total body scanner) 1976-1986 request_box
134 9 Equipment—EMI scanner 1974-1987 request_box
134 10 Equipment—Facsimile machine 1985-1989 request_box
134 11 Equipment—Fetal monitor 1985-1988 request_box
134 12 Equipment—Fiberoptic colonoscope 1990 request_box
134 13 Equipment—Gamma camera 1970-1990 request_box
134 14 Equipment—Image processor 1975 request_box
134 15 Equipment—Incinerator 1987-1990 request_box
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153 7 Equipment—Interdepartmental Equipment Pool 1971 request_box
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134 16 Equipment—Kidney lithotripter 1984-1990 request_box
134 17 Equipment—Laser machine 1980-1990 request_box
134 18 Equipment—Linear accelerator 1971-1989 request_box
134 19 Equipment—Liquid oxygen plant 1978 request_box
134 20 Equipment—Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) 1983-1986 request_box
134 21 Equipment—Mass spectrometer 1985-1989 request_box
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135 1 Equipment—Medical equipment—Various subjects 1981-1984 request_box
135 2 Equipment—Medication carts 1988-1990 request_box
135 3 Equipment—Microscopes 1985-1987 request_box
135 4 Equipment—Neurogar 1976 request_box
135 5 Equipment—Osmotic probe 1986-1988 request_box
135 6 Equipment—Pacemakers 1963-1970, 1989 request_box
135 7 Equipment—Rapid infusion system 1984-1989 request_box
135 8 Equipment—Refractor (automatic) 1989-1990 request_box
135 9 Equipment—Shipping 1990 request_box
135 10 Equipment—Spirometer 1985 request_box
135 11 Equipment—Standardized instrument trays 1984 request_box
135 12 Equipment—Stereotactic surgery 1983 request_box
135 13 Equipment—Surgical instruments 1984-1989 request_box
135 14 Equipment—Surgical microscope 1986 request_box
135 15 Equipment—Tape recorder 1958-1974 request_box
135 16 Equipment—Targe arno projector 1986-1987 request_box
135 17 Equipment—Ultrasonic cardiac tape recorder 1986 request_box
135 18 Equipment—Ultrasound 1975-1990 request_box
135 19 Equipment—Weck microscope 1985 request_box
135 20 Equipment—Wheelchairs 1976-1988 request_box
135 21 Equipment—X-Ray 1974-1975, 1986-1990 request_box
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153 6 Facilities—Hafez-Hayim—Medical tourism 1986 request_box
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144 5 Facilities—Various subjects 1968-1984 request_box
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133 5 Facilities—War Damages—Claims and compensation—Correspondence and minutes 1949-1955, 1967-1973 request_box
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120 13 Facility planning—Functional programs for various facilities 1955 request_box
  

Includes functional programs for the mortuary and chapel; the animal farm; the Mother and Child Center; and the School of Pharmacy.

 
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142 20 Flats 1978-1984 request_box
142 21 Flats—French Hill 1969-1986 request_box
142 22 Flats—Legal agreement 1974-1985 request_box
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143 1 Flats—Legal registration 1981-1986 request_box
143 2 Flats—Pensioners housing 1971-1983 request_box
143 3 Flats—Rents 1981-1986 request_box
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164 2 Flats—Sabra 1951-1958, 1974-1977 request_box
  

An oversized list of apartments purchased by the Hadassah Medical Organization for Sabra flats, dated 1957, was separated and stored with other oversized material from RG 2 (see OS Box 1, Folder 2).

 
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143 4 Flats—Taxes 1976-1981 request_box
143 5 Flats—Terms of reference 1981-1992 request_box
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155 7 Gardens—Flowers, herbs, and medicinal 1954 request_box
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172 12 Gene Therapy Center and Cell Therapy Center 1996-1999 request_box
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143 7 Hadassah Medical Organization Training Center 1984-1986 request_box
143 8 Housekeeping renovation 1982 request_box
143 9 Industrial parks 1983-1984 request_box
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109 10 Institute of Physical Education—Correspondence between Arthur Biram and Hadassah regarding a proposed Institute 1940-1942 request_box
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143 10 Interdepartmental service station 1981 request_box
143 11 Judeo-Arab Health Center 1976-1987 request_box
143 12 Maintenance 1958-1984 request_box
143 13 Medical Archives 1965-1985 request_box
  

Two oversized architectural plans showing the Medical Archives were removed and are now housed in RG 21 Architectural Materials of the Hadassah Archives.

 
143 14 Medical Imaging Center 1986 request_box
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155 22 Plans—Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus—Correspondence 1970-1987 request_box
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143 18 Plans—Maps 1958-1979 request_box
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153 27 Roads—Various subjects 1936, 1953-1982 request_box
  

Subjects include the naming of roads; the opening of the Henrietta Szold Road; building and funding roads; and the Ring Road at the Medical Center (Ein Kerem).

 
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144 1 Signs 1967-1986 request_box
144 2 Space 1973-1983 request_box
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167 9 Transgenic Animal Center—Establishment of—Reports 1992 request_box
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144 3 United States Military Medical Depot 1981-1983 request_box
144 4 United States Military Medical Depot 1984-1985 request_box
144 6 Vehicles 1960-1982 request_box
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Series III: Medical Departments, Services, Programs, and Campaigns, 1921-2009

In English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series, primarily consisting of correspondence, minutes, and reports, documents HMO medical campaigns and services, as well as various HMO programs. It also includes material regarding medical departments located at various HMO health care facilities. The departmental materials are located in this series as they mostly contain material concerning the development and administration of the medical specialties and not the facilities in which they were located. For material on medical departments located within the Medical School, such as the School of Dentistry, see Series IV.

Material pertaining to the Anti-Malaria Campaign includes letters from Henrietta Szold to Rose Halprin in 1939 in which Szold states that Hadassah should concentrate on Youth Aliyah work rather than contributing to a joint venture with the Va'ad Leumi to combat malaria as Dr. Israel J. Kligler wished to do. Though they had asked for Szold's advice on this issue, they did not follow it and began the new anti-malaria project. There is correspondence between Hadassah National Board members and the American Medical Advisory Board as to the possibility of Palestine's obtaining anti-malaria drugs during the war. The epidemic proportions of malaria in Palestine in 1929 are also mentioned in this series. Also included are the proceedings of the seventh meeting of the Anti-Malarial Advisory Committee (1923).

Subjects addressed within the occupational therapy correspondence include the establishment of an occupational therapy department; the acquisition of library books and supplies; the education and training of Occupational Therapists; department personnel; and scholarships. Much of the correspondence is addressed from or to Ethel Bloom (later Ethel Benor) who served as head of the Occupational Therapy Department. For more material concerning Ethel Bloom see Series VI, Subseries 3.

Community health, a subset of public health, focuses on the study and health characteristics of a community, generally defined geographically. Hadassah's Community Health Care Plan, beginning in the early 1950s, included preventative, diagnostic, and curative physical and mental health services. The main focus of the material on community health is the model Community Health Center at Kiryat Yovel (also known as Bet Mazmil or Beit Mazmil) that was served by medical teams consisting of a physician, nurse, psychiatrist, health educator, and social worker. The center gained international attention as it was experimental, focusing on preventative medical care for the whole family. Included are correspondence, reports, and clippings about the construction and the achievements of the Community Center. Kiryat Yovel served as a training ground for nurses and doctors according to Dr. Kalman J. Mann. The new facilities were completed at Kiryat Yovel in 1956 and Mann's speech at that occasion is included here. Other community health topics documented in the material include Margaret Mead's visit to Kiryat Yovel; a list of health welfare stations operated by Hadassah in 1952; and the construction of the first HMO health welfare station solely for Arabs located in the village of Abu Ghosh.

Infant welfare was at the core of Hadassah's early medical work in Palestine. From one milk kitchen started in Jerusalem in 1920, Hadassah's Infant Welfare Stations multiplied to more than 20 by 1935. Hundreds of babies were registered, weighed, and examined. Mothers were taught how to bathe, dress, and feed their infants properly at weekly lectures given in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic. With district nursing Hadassah was able to reach those who did not come to the clinics. Infant welfare materials include correspondence and reports.

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142 9 Africa and Asia 1967-1993 request_box
142 10 Africa and Asia—Conference in Israel 1967 request_box
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122 16 Africa and Asia—Medical education, training, and services—Exchange programs 1962-1965 request_box
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160 16 Africa and Asia—Press releases and reports circa 1960-1980 request_box
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150 10 Africa and Asia—Public relations 1978-1987 request_box
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142 11 Africa and Asia—Sri Lanka 1987 request_box
142 12 Africa and Asia—Zaire 1985-1987 request_box
142 13 Africa and Asia—Zaire 1987 request_box
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162 6 Africa and Asia—Zaire 1988-1989 request_box
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78 5 Anti-malaria campaign—Correspondence and reports 1921-1940 request_box
78 6 Anti-malaria campaign—Correspondence and reports 1925-1940 request_box
78 7 Anti-malaria campaign—Correspondence and reports 1940-1946 request_box
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156 9 Cardiology—Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease—Research funding 1976-1981 request_box
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128 9 Cerebral Palsy children—Correspondence regarding care and rehabilitation at the Hadassah Medical Organization 1960-1978 request_box
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125 12 Cerebral Palsy program—Fundraising correspondence 1953-1957 request_box
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129 8 Child development and care of disabled children—Centers and programs—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1968-1979 request_box
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71 1 Community Health—Correspondence 1951-1954 request_box
71 2 Community Health—Correspondence 1955-1956 request_box
71 3 Community Health—Correspondence 1956-1959 request_box
71 5 Community Health—Reports 1952-1953 request_box
71 4 Community Health—Reports, speeches, and clippings 1952-1958 request_box
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45 7 Community Health Services—Reports 1951-1959 request_box
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120 16 Department of Orthopedic Surgery for Children—Opening of branch at Bet Haderem WIZO Baby Home 1958-1959 request_box
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145 21 Departments—Cardiac Surgery and Research Center 1981-1986 request_box
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154 20 Departments—Cardiology 1949-1959 request_box
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146 1 Departments—Cardiology 1960-1977 request_box
146 2 Departments—Emergency and Trauma 1968-1987 request_box
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156 22 Departments—Immunology—Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology—Brochure 1979