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February 21, 1914

An Endowment Fund

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Bay City, Tex.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(8):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560330051027

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To the Editor:  —In contemplating the great humanitarian work which the Association and The Journal are doing—the propaganda for reform, the publication of Nostrums and Quackery, the work of the Council on Medical Education, the educational campaign against the social evil—I am impressed of late with this one thought: If the Association, with its limited resources, could accomplish so much in so short a time, what might we expect of it if its resources were large and secure! What, if we had a great endowment fund, might we expect from the coming years! What vast possibilities lie dormant for the lack of the one needful thing—money! How many people of great wealth, big-hearted, big-souled— "sun crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking"—who would gladly bequeath liberal sums to a fund which could be used for such great and lofty purposes! Surely there is no

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