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December 22, 1956

RELIEF FOR HUNGARIANS

JAMA. 1956;162(17):1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970340058019

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  I need not elaborate on the conditions in Hungary and on the overwhelming refugee problem in Austria. Fortunately, Dr. Max Thorek sent us $1,000 in the name of the International College of Surgeons, and this money has been put to immediate use. In Austria there are presently over 100 refugee Hungarian physicians, who are in dire need. Most of these doctors desire to return to Hungary to care for their people but presently cannot, for they would probably be arrested and deported to Russia as revolutionaries. You can well imagine that their plight is tragic. For the past month, all of us here have contributed to the limit of our capacities, but now we are "scraping the bottom of the barrel." If ever there was an opportunity to help oppressed and deprived colleagues, this is it!I am writing in the hope you will insert an appeal

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