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Lecture About 'Impossible Medical School' in Warsaw Ghetto Set for July 29


Poland held special ceremonies in 2018 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. (Photo by Getty Images)

As death closed in on the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, some of those coping amid the wretched conditions affirmed life in an extraordinary way: They operated a clandestine medical school. Leo A. Gordon, MD, a surgeon on the Cedars-Sinai staff for 40 years, will hold a special Grand Rounds lecture about the "Impossible Medical School" on Monday, July 29, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The lecture, which begins at noon, will cover the remarkable tale of medical education conducted under the most challenging and grim conditions. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Surgery, the Institute for Healthcare Ethics, the Program in the History of Medicine, and the Day of Remembrance Committee and Advancement. 

All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served, and one hour of Continuing Medical Education will be awarded.

The Impossible Medical School (PDF)