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June 22, 1957

FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM

JAMA. 1957;164(8):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080087024

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  I take this means of informing the members of the A. M. A., the New York Medical Society, the International College of Surgeons, and the hundreds of American doctors who had sent contributions to the American Medical Society in Vienna, to thank you all for the help which you have directly accorded me and my Hungarian colleagues.I fled Hungary because the safety of myself and my family was in dire danger and because I knew the AVO would interrogate me and perhaps deport me, as they did so many others of our colleagues, to Rumania or Russia.After having fled from Hungary we were accorded a heart-warming reception by the American Medical Society in Vienna, where each and every one of us received actual cash to restore our morale and help us over the immediate period of shock after having fled from our beloved country and

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