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October 28, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(18):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740430048022

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Aid for Refugee Scientists  Professor Einstein was the principal speaker at a meeting in London in the Albert Hall to raise funds for the Refugee Assistance Committee. More than 8,000 persons paid for admission and nearly $500,000 was obtained. The physicist Lord Rutherford presided. He said that four bodies were concerned in relief work for academic and professional workers: the Academic Assistance Council, of which he is president, the International Students Service, the Refugee Professionals Committee, and the German Emergency Committee of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Their object was to collect a fund for the relief of students, university teachers and members of the professional classes. They were working on behalf of all men of science and learning of all countries who had been debarred through no fault of their own from carrying on their specialized work. There was a flood of refugees into other European countries, which were

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