43 YEARS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN THE NEGEV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract On March 21, 1973, Israel's Council of Higher Education (CHE) was convened by Yigal Alon, the Council's chair and the Minister of Education, to vote on whether to approve a proposal to establish a school of medicine in the Negev. In the preliminary discussion, Avraham Harman, the president of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem turned to Professor Moshe Prywes, the president of Ben-Gurion University in the Negev and commented:" Be assured, a school of medicine in Beer Sheva won't pass." At the close of the discussion, the twenty members of the CHE were asked to vote. The vote was a tie-8 in favor, 8 against and 3 refrained. According to the CHE charter, the chairperson was required to break the tie. The minister-Yigal Alon, raised his hand in favor. Thus, by a bare voice, it was decided to establish a medical school in the Negev. This paper describes the processes that …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017