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January 13, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(2):141-142. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020045012

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Again on January 30 the nation will celebrate the birthday of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with a series of festivities designed to yield additional income for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. This foundation was organized Jan. 3, 1938, as a nonprofit membership corporation in the interest of the crippled. The foundation is managed by a board of trustees, and the scientific and educational activities are in charge of physicians and educators of distinction. At present the work of the foundation is concerned with national and local activities. The national body makes grants for research, supporting specific projects in fully accredited institutions after approval by one or more of the medical committees. The projects which are approved receive grants on a budget basis for one year, at the end of which time an accounting is made to the foundation and all unused funds are returned. Fortyfour grants have been made,

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