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March 16, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970460065020

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To the Editor:—  Several physicians who responded to my appeals, which were published in The Journal, Dec. 22, 1956, page 1568, have requested me to write, telling of our progress in according direct aid to refugee Hungarian doctors in Austria. Our Hungarian relief crusade continues apace and, although the oppressive emergency has abated, the insistent need for aid continues. When I wrote last, 218 refugee doctors had registered with us. As of this date, 677 have applied to us for help.We have found by experience that the best and most direct way to help our Hungarian colleagues is to accord them $20 upon arrival, $10 for every week they remain in Austria, and $3 per day for board and lodging for those colleagues who have been designated to private quarters. We allot $1.00 per day for each additional member of the doctor's family. There are no organizational or administrative

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