[ Isaac Muende, Harley Street dermatologist; Israel ] Autograph Letter Signed ('I Muende') to 'Asherson' [ Nehemiah Asherson ], on the 'far from rosy' situation of the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) following the Six-day War.

Isaac Muende (1900-1987), Anglo-Israeli dermatologist and philanthropist [ Nehemiah Asherson (1897-1989), English otorhinolaryngologist; the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology ]
Publication details: 
51 Hodford Road, London NW11, on his cancelled Harley Street letterhead. 1 January 1968.
SKU: 17804

1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight creasing along one edge. The letter concludes in autograph: 'It now seems like decades since we last met! | Kindest regards | from sincerely | I Muende'. Otherwise it has the feel of a circular, and begins: 'When I was in Israel just after the Six-day War to attend the Annual meeting of the International Board of Governors of the Technion, of which I am privileged to be a member, and again recently, I was greatly impressed with its achievements so well stressed in General Dyan's letter to our Chairman.' He continues with a discussion of the 'far from rosy' situation, with a need for the 'replacement of the computer whichc has already done yeoman service; a Solid state Physics Institute; Chemical engineering, and facilities for dealing with Food Technology, etc., etc.' A paragraph follows with reference to 'the industrious new Campus on Neve Shanaan and the old, overcrowded, one on Hadar of the Carmel', and praising 'what the Technion has been doing ever since its inception over 40 years ago and its vital potential for Israel's future'. 'I, for one, always have immense pleasure when meeting the Professors, Lecturers and students to note the enthusiasm of them all and was proud, but saddened, during the July visit, to hehar of their great contribution during those grim days of trial.' He concludes: 'I have only just started to approach my medical friends [...] I do hope that you, too, will be able to help - the cause is so vital to Israel'.