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July 4, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(1):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470030043015

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Some months ago we announced a professional gift to the medical department of the University of Chicago—Rush Medical College—by Mr. Rockefeller. Representations had been made to Rockefeller of the needs of the institution if it is to carry out the ideals in medical education that its friends desired, the necessary amount being put at $7,000,000 to $10,000,000. Mr. Rockefeller then made his offer to give the required amount provided $1,000,000 was raised by Chicago. July 1, 1903, was set as the date at which the money should be raised. On Tuesday the committee having the matter in charge unofficially represented that the million dollars had been raised. Few realize what this means to medical education of the United States. It is of national interest, for it means a long step forward, and one that will affect the medical education of the United States. It is not Chicago only, but the

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