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February 10, 1951

AMERICAN MEDICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION RECEIVES ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE

JAMA. 1951;145(6):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240043014

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Abstract

Although the establishment of the American Medical Education Foundation was announced only three weeks ago, in the January 20 issue of The Journal, the prompt and generous support it has already commanded from physicians makes it clear that the medical profession's effort to raise a substantial fund for the unrestricted use of the nation's hard pressed medical schools will be a successful one. Outstanding among the responses to date is the receipt of a check for $100,000 from the California Medical Association to be added to the $500,000 that the American Medical Association appropriated as the nucleus for the fund. Contributions from individual physicians, which began to be received the day after the Foundation was announced, are increasing daily in number and total amount.

When the Foundation was announced, it was pointed out that more than token contributions would be needed to provide the type of assistance required, and it

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