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November 02, 1979 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-11-02

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24 Friday, November 2, 1919

W.C.
Trojan

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Soviet Establishment Wavers
on Rejecting Freud Theories

MOSCOW — The Soviet
scientific establishment
may be reconsidering its
50-year rejection of the
psychoanalytic concepts
associated with Sigmund
Freud, according to Dr.
Howard Shevrin of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Medical
Center.
Dr. Shevrin recently

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attended an international
symposium on the uncon-
scious held in Tbilisi, Soviet
Georgia with some 200 psy-
chologists and psychiatrists
from around the world.
"For the first time," he
said, "Western
psychoanalysts and scien-
tists interested in the un --
conscious were able to meet
and exchange views with
their Soviet colleagues after
many years in which
psychoanalysis and the con-
cept of the unconscious were
considered outside the
bounds of Marxist-Lenninst
science and practice."
The delegates to the
symposium took part in
round-table discussions
with students from
Tbilisi and Moscow State
Universities. The stu-
dents heard of Freudian
techniques of
psychotherapy far re-
moved from anything
practiced in the Soviet
Union.
"The difference is cardi-
nal," said Dr. Shevrin. "The
Soviet psychotherapist can,
and often does, display a
great fund of wisdom, skill
and empathy in trying to
get the patient to under-
stand and overcome the
causes of his misery or
neurotic behavior."
"Yet no amount of confi-
dence and trust can get at
what the patient is not
aware of himself. For that
we require those
psychoanalytic techniques
that can enable the patient
to discover the conflicts hid-
den in his unconscious by
re-experiencing them
within the framework of the
doctor-patient relation-
ship."

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Israeli Medical Equipment Co.
Challenges the Largest Firms

By YITZHAK SHARGIL

TEL AVIV (JTA) The
revolutionary computer-
linked X-ray scanner that
won this year's Nobel Prize
in medicine for its develop-
ers, Allan Cormack of the
•U.S. and Godfrey House-
field of England, is one of
several highly sophisticated
electronic diagnostic de-
vices manufactured in Is-
rael and successfully mar-
keted abroad in competition
with such giants of the in-
dustry as General Electric
in the U.S., Siemens of West
Germany and Toshiba of
Japan.
The Elscint Co., located
near Haifa, ranks with the
world's leading producers of
tomographic and nuclear
medicine equipment.
Machines bearing the
trade-mark of the 10-year-
old Israeli firm are found in
some of America's leading
hospitals — Mt. Sinai in
New Yor , Temple Univer-
sity Hospital' in Pennsyl-
vania, the National Insti-
tute of Health and Veterans
Administration hospitals.
Tomography is the X-ray
technique that provides
three-dimensional pictures
of the body's interior. The
Cormack-Housefield de-
velopment has refined this
to produce three-
dimensional views of the
interior of body organs.
That Israel should be in
the forefront of this de-
velopment is a source of
pride but not surprising
considering the stress
placed on science-based
industry and the pool of
scientific skills brought
here by Jews from all
over the world. Much of it
is concentrated at the Is-
rael Institute of Technol-
ogy in Haifa Technion.
Dr. Avraham Suhami,
the 45-year-old president of
Elscint (a contraction for
Electronic and Scientific)
was born in Turkey, came to
Israel as a child and was
educated at the Hebrew
University and the Techn-
ion where he earned his doc-
torate in physics and where
he taught.
His student and assistant
is a Moroccan-born Jew,
Benjamin Tzabah, who is
also a graduate of the
Technion and director-
general of Elscint. Dr. Re-
uben Sinai, who was born in
Romania and holds a Ph.D.
in mathematics and two
Sabras — Yarom Artzi and
Dan Ben Ze'ev — both
physicists with doctoral de-
grees, head Elscint's var-
ious departments of re-
search and development.

Elscint is a place of con-
stant activity. Before the
production of one item is
completed, plans for the
second generation or for
new items are well ad-
vanced. It is a magnet for
visiting scientists and
technologists. It was one of
the two industrial plants
that President Anwar Sadat
of Egypt visited during his
recent tour of the Haifa
area.

It is also an eminently to allow doctors to peer into
successful business. the very depths of internal
Shares in the company organs.
are sold on world mar-
Elscint is engaged in two
kets, including the U.S. It main fields — diagnostic
currently has orders for machinery and nuclear
$50 million in medical medicine. It produces a nu-
machinery.
clear machine that injects
The Nobel-winning X-ray radioactive isotopes into the
scanner, manufactured by bloodstream with an affin-
Elscint, is used in Israeli ity to specific organs. The
hospitals. Recently it was gamma rays emitted by the
employed during the course isotopes create an electronic
of brain surgery, helping a image of the organ under
team of surgeons to pin- examination. The process is
point the locations of a constantly being refined.
malignant brain tumor and The ultimate goal is to en-
remove it successfully with- able doctors to study the
out damaging surrounding functioning of the living
tissue.
brain.
The machine emits a thin
Elscint plans to enter the
beam of X-rays as it moves
from side to side over the field of ultra-sonic imaging.
patient's body. Detectors It also produces non-
show where the X-rays are medical equipment. One
blocked or weakened by example is an unbreakable,
bones or organs. The im- vandal-proof public tele-
pulses are fed to a computer phone for which the first or-
which reconstructs images ders came from Ireland.

Strauss to Play Israelite
Leader in ABC's 'Masada'

By HERBERT G. LUFT

(Copyright 1979, JTA, Inc.)

tress built by King Herod.
The script by Joel
Oliansky is based on Ernest
T. Gann's best selling novel
"The Antagonists." It re-
tells the story of 960 Jews
who struggled against the
might of the Roman Legions
and held the fortress
against all odds until their
supplies were cut off and
only death or surrender
could be their choice.
Eli Wallach has been
signed for a co-starring role
in "The Hunter," a
Paramount film about
modern-day bounty hunters
which - stars Steve
McQueen. Wallach portrays
the role of a Los Angeles
bail bondsman who hires
McQueen to track down
fugitives.

"Masada" is being
brought to the screen at
actual locations in Israel
with Peter Strauss and
Peter O'Toole. It is being
filmed in the Mount Masada
region near the Dead Sea
under the direction of Hol-
lywood's Boris Sagal.
Strauss previously had
shown a keen interest in the
history of the Jewish state
when he went to Jerusalem
to discuss with Premier
Menahem Begin the possi-
bility of portraying the
Jewish leader in his earlier
days as a freedom fighter.
Yet instead of essaying the
role of the Irgun leader in
his struggle against the
British Empire in the
1940s, Strauss now appears
as a leader of the Israelites WW II Volume
doing battle against the Tells Plight
Roman Empire more than
of Dutch Jews
1900 years ago.
The picture is being pro-
AMSTERDAM (JTA) —
duced by George Eckstein The failure of both the
for Universal Television Dutch government-in-exile
and will be shown as an and the Dutch Red Cross to
eight-hour ABC-TV series. offer any support to the
It is the most expensive film more than 100,000 Dutch
ever made for the home sc- Jews deported by the Nazis
reen and has a schedule of during the German occupa-
12 weeks photography tion of Holland in World
throughout Israel, includ- Ward II, was documented i
ing the city of Jericho and the recently publishea
Masada, the mountain for- ninth volume of a 12-
volume history of the war
Soviet Complicity years by Prof. Louis de
LONDON — The Inter- Jong, former director of The
national Council of Jews Netherlands State Institute
from Czechoslovakia has for World War II Documen-
urged the Zionist Federa- tation.
tion of Great Britain to
broaden the scope of an in- Group Honors
vestigation into the "war- Baltimore Rabbi
time attitude of the Allied
NEW YORK — Rabbi
Powers to the Nazi Au-
schwitz concentration Jacob I. Ruderman, founder
and dean of the Ner Israel
camp."
The ICJC said the inves- Rabbinical College in Bal-
tigation should not be timore has been chosen
limited to the Western pow- guest of honor at the annual
ers, but also include the awards banquet of Torah
Soviet Union "for failing to Umesorah, the National
take action against camps Society for Hebrew Day
within reach of the Soviet Schools, Nov. 18 at the New
York Hilton Hotel.
military."

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