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Chaim Hertzog Ancient Medical Instruments

Ancient Medical Instruments dating from 1st-2nd Century AD presented to His Excellency, the President of Ireland, Dr Patrick Hillery, by His Excellency, the President of Israel Chaim Hertzog, June 1985.

The son of a Rabbi, Chaim Hertzog was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1918, before emigrating to Palestine. During his lifetime he served his country as a lawyer, a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, a diplomat at the United Nations, and as a politician. He served two terms as President and died in 1997.

The Israeli President's gift
Clare Champion, Friday, February 28, 2003

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The United Nations

Ref: 2002.98

Dr. Patrick Hillery Collection
Health and Welfare Collection

Chaim Hertzog Ancient Medical Instruments (2002.98)