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A history of the quota system at the University of Manitoba medical school

Alvin Mathers Hyman SokolovBy BERNIE BELLAN
As part of the program looking at the history of Jewish physicians in Manitoba, well-known novelist Eva Wiseman gave a fascinating presentation on the quota system that was introduced by the former dean of the University of Manitoba medical school, Alvin Mathers, in 1932, and which was kept in place until 1945.

Allan Levine brings back his much-loved detective Sam Klein in his latest book

Allan Levine edited 1Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
It’s been 14 years since Allan Levine last brought us a Sam Klein mystery novel. In the interim period Levine has busied himself writing non-fiction, including the book for which he is probably best known within our community: “Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba”, which was published in 2009.