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January 30, 1937

Professor Dessauer a Catholic

JAMA. 1937;108(5):402. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050058020

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We are informed by Dr. Leopold Jaches of New York that the statement in the Vienna letter (The Journal, January 2, p. 57) that Professor Dessauer is a Jewish refugee from Germany now residing in Istanbul is incorrect. He states that Professor Dessauer is not a Jew but a devout Catholic and that the name of Dessauer first appeared in the records of the city of Aschaffenburg (in the vicinity of Frankfort) in 1805 and has since remained in the records of the Catholic church. The great grandparents of Professor Dessauer were buried in the Catholic Cemetery of Aschaffenburg. Professor Dessauer is a refugee from Germany and is at present ordinarius for radiology and biophysics at the University of Istanbul.

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