Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

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Dinner with violinist Jascha Heifetz at the 21st General Hospital, Naples, Italy, 1944
Dinner with violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz following his concert for the 21st General Hospital, in the Officers’ Mess, Rodi Building, Mostra Fairgrounds, Naples, Italy. Seated, from left to right: Mr. Heifetz’s accompanist Milton Kaye, Lt. Col. Truman G. Drake, Jascha Heifetz, Col. Lee D. Cady, unidentified USO Officer. Standing, from left to right: Lt. Arthur Nie, Major Abe A. Bolotin, Major Harry Agress, Lt. Col. John F. Patton, and 1st Lt. Francis J. Hutcheson. Mr. Heifetz performed for the unit on June 16, 1944.