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February 27, 1943

Current Comment

JAMA. 1943;121(9):680-681. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840090050018

MEDICAL ACTIVITIES OF COMMONWEALTH FUND IN 1942  Current support of the Commonwealth Fund1 in medical research is chiefly directed toward work which promises direct usefulness to war medicine, to investigations which offer significant contributions to the physiologic bases of medicine and to those which rest on long continued consecutive observation that cannot be interrupted without letting partly won facts slip out of reach. In medical education the special interest of the fund has been to help medical schools to make the most of the facilities at hand without gross enlargement of departmental budgets or capital outlay. Services on the borderline between psychiatry and pediatrics and the provision of opportunities for training in psychiatry continue to be the principal contributions of the fund toward the promotion and maintenance of mental health in this country. In addition, the fund cooperated in public health studies and has continued its rural hospital programs. The disbursements of

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