$1 Million Gift
the community, through the Medical Endowment
Miller explained that unlike a capital fund where
the final results are usually in the form of a phys-
ical plant, an endowment fund continues , to grow
and expand with each passing year. He called it
"an investment in our present and in our future."
The Soble's gift is riot their first to benefit the
Jewish community. In 1968, they celebrated their
40th wedding anniversary by establishing the
Harold Sable Family Foundation in the amount of
Soble, a semi-retired pharmacist and office
building developer, is active in communal affairs
in Detroit and in Hollywood, Florida. Soble was
president of Congregation B'nai David as well as
its building chairman.
The Sables have three sons, Allen, an attend-
ing physician in oncology at Sinai, Jerome and
Kenneth, both pharmacists; and 12
procedures, which are sometimes painful and not
without risk for the patient.
Mr. and Mrs. Zell, of Bloomfield Hills, saw the
fruition of their gift this summer when the CT
scanner was installed in the radiology section of
Zell, who is on the Board of Directors of the
Jewish Welfare Federation, is director of the Jew-
ish Vocational Service and Community Workshop.
MR. AND MRS. HAROLD SOBLE
A generous gift of $1 million from Harold and
Goldie Soble in honor of their 50th wedding anni-
versary this year has launched the establishment
of a $20 million medical endowment fund in the
United Jewish Charities (UJC) and enhanced
Sinai Hospital of Detroit's endowments for com-
munity health needs.
The gift was announced by Sol Eisenberg,
president of Sinai Hospital, and Milton J. Miller,
president_of the UJC. Miller explained that the
fund was established as part of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation-UJC endowment program, in
which donors play a role in the development of
new and vital programs in the Jewish community.
Alfred L. Deutsch, who with Samuel Schiff co=
chairs the Federation endowment committee, also
serves as the chairman of the Sinai Hospital
Dr. Julien Priver, executive vice president of
Sinai, hailed the gift as "a magnificent beginning"
for the medical endowment fund, which will go
toward sustaining and developing programs in
the areas of medical care, research, development
The fund "signals an important landmark in the
dynamic growth of Sinai as a medical institution,"
Dr. Priver said.
Eisenberg said that 'Sinai's reputation as a
medical institution has been enhanced by
innovative programs, such as the cleft palate and
low vision clinics; research projects, including
laser laboratory research and development; and
advanced equipment, like the new CT x-ray
"These `plus' items that distinguish a medical
institution from a hospital attract the type of medi
cal talent that has made Sinai Hospital a presti-
aious institution," he said.
Because reimbursements from patient care do
not cover these costs, he explained, to just main-
tain the same level of proficiency, much less
improve on the solid base that we have attained,
must look for immediate and future financial
Deutsch commented that the endowment fund
programs have contributed substantially to the
development of experimental, innovative pro-
grams in the community.
"In the areas of Jewish education," he said,
"we have seen pilot programs for college youth;
at the Jewish Home for the Aged, a Reality Orien-
tation program was facilitated; at Camp Tama-
rack, there have been programs for emotionally
disturbed youngsters; as well as the massive
community screening to eliminate the scourge of
Tay Sachs disease among potential carriers. And
these are only a few of the many exciting projects
made possible through the endowment fund pro-
gram that enables us to break into areas that
otherwise would be impossible in regular Feder-
Deutsch continued, "Now, the Soble gift has
started us toward yet another goal of service to
Sinai Hospital of Detroit continually strives to
pursue newer and better methods to prevent,
diagnose and treat illnesses. Often this quest
makes necessary the acquisition of newly' devel-
oped equipment to keep pace with the continuing
growth of medical knowledge.
This year, thanks to the munificent $500,000
gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Zell, Sinai Hospital
of Detroit has purchased a revolutionary x-ray
The new device, called a Computed Tomogra-
phic (CT) Scanner, has been hailed as probably
the most important piece of diagnostic radiology
equipment since the discovery of the x-ray at the
beginning of this century.
The CT Scanner will enable medical personnel
to locate and diagnose many abnormalities of the
brain and other organs of the body which often
have, until now, required exploratory surgery to
'Dr. Julien Priver, executive vice president of
Sinai Hospital, accepted the gift on behalf of the
hospital and the administrative staff. "We have
looked forward to the installation of the CT Scan-
ner. We are very grateful to the Zells because
they provided the financial support for this proj-
ect," Dr. Priver stated.
According to Dr. Maurice Tatelman. chairman
of Sinai's Department of Radiology, "The addition
of the CT Scanner will place us in the forefront of
our field and will add significantly to the already
extensive diagnostic capabilities available at
He explained that the CT scanning process,
developed in 1972 by a British firm following
space-age advances in electronics, physics and
computer technology, is completely painless,
takes about 30 minutes and delivers to the patient
a radiation dose no greater than in conventional
CT scanning is based on the recording of a
large number of measurements of radiation sent
through a thin section of the head or body with
the x-ray beam crossing the area from many
angles.' The effects of the beam are read by sev-
eral detectors and the information is stored in a
computer. The resulting bank of information
would take a team of mathematicians days or
even weeks to interpret, according to Dr. Tatel-
man. But the computer takes only seconds to
evaluate the data, deduce the location of the
abnormality and display it as one might examine
the face of a thin slice of bread. Various abnor-
malities which may be impossible to distinguish
on conventional x-ray film are clearly seen.
The results of a CT scan may eliminate surgical
Shown at the ceremonies in which Mr. and Mrs.
Robert M. Zell presented Sinai Hospital officials
with a $500,000 check to purchase the new Com-
puted Tomographic Scanner are, from left, Dr.
Julien Priver, executive vice president of the hos-
pital; Sol Eisenberg, Sinai president; Dr. Maurice
Tatelman, chairman of Sinai's radiology depart-
ment; Sinai vice president Alfred L. Deutsch; and=
Mr. Zell. Mrs. Zell is seated.
For nearly half a century a dream, .Sinai Hospi-
tal of Detroit today is real, is vibrant, and has
proven to be a worthy contribution to the com-
munity. This can proudly be said now as Sinai,
the culmination of an exciting venture of the Jew-
ish hospital movement in Detroit, approaches its
From a very small movement that was propa-
gated by a long-functioning movement of the
Jewish Hospital Association, the progress
recorded in this era is so awesome that in its
nearly 25 years, Sinai Hospital has gained a'
national reputation for effectiveness in the treat-
ment of the sick, in research and prevention of
disease, and in dedication to medital education.
Its 25 years of service to the residents of this
community are marked by notable advancements
in the health field.
Those who nurtured the dream are to be
revered for their valiant efforts; those who labor
today are also to be respected.
For if Sinai Hospital strives toward areatness as
it approaches this milestone, it does so because
of the people who are part of the daily routine, as
well as because of those who formulated its prin-
ciples and who today guard them with zeal.
There will be much communal interest to recall
when Sinai history is reconstructed on the 25th
"Anniversary -- January 15, 1978 -- and during the
year of the anniversary celebration which will
This is just a prelude to that approaching sig-
nificant and historical time.
Anniversary Committee Appointed
The following persons comprise the 25th Anni-
George M. Stutz, Chairman; Myron L. Attenson,
D.D.S.; Jane Blumberg; Herbert J. Bloom, D.D.S.;
Celia M.. Broder; Eli M. Brown, M.D.; Leslie Cahill;
Alfred L. Deutsch; Sol Drachler; Charlotte Dubin;
Sol Eisenberg; Rose L. Greenberg; Mollie_R. Hart-
man; I. Jerome Hauser, M.D.; John F. Helfrick,
D.D.S.; Howard Jacobs, M.D.; Hyman S. Mellen,
M.D.; Lloyd J. Paul, M.D:; Sydney C. 'Peimer;
Julien Priver, M.D.; Gertrude Resnik; Harry C.
Saltzstein, M.D.; Leonard N. Simons; Max Wein-
berg; Harry Weisberg and Gertrude Zemon-Gass,
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