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The American Medical Education Foundation established in 1951 has had a slow but steady growth. During the year 1953 the growth was much more encouraging. In 1951 the campaign was started. The American Medical Association gave a half million dollars and has made this same gift each year. The Association has now appropriated a total of 2 million dollars towards the support of our medical schools. In addition the Association has appropriated additional funds to pay the administrative overhead of the A. M. E. F., so that every dollar contributed goes to the medical schools.
During the first year of its operation, 1951, there were only 1,876 individual contributors to the Foundation. In 1952, this number had increased by 287% to 7,259. In 1953, however, the number of individual contributors had grown to 17,809, or another increase over 1952 of 149%. As to the actual amounts contributed by individual physicians,
Bauer LH. THE AMERICAN MEDICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION. JAMA. 1954;154(14):1203. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480055026a