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The support of research is apparently being borne more and more by industry. Studies of human nutrition often demand observations on human beings, and such research is apt to be expensive. The universities and teaching hospitals have long carried this expense without special funds. The time has already come when large scale projects, involving special equipment and facilities, can hardly be undertaken with existing resources.
Now a group of industrial firms in the food field, or in closely allied lines, has arranged for the continuous support of fundamental research in nutrition. In December 1941 an organization known as Nutrition Foundation, Incorporated, was established with headquarters in the Chrysler Building, New York. Eighteen founding firms have each agreed to contribute $10,000 annually for five years, this sum to aid the development of fundamental research in nutrition and in the dissemination of the results of research to physicians and other interested professional
INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT OF NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH. JAMA. 1942;120(5):374–375. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830400048014