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February 7, 1903

The Nobel Prizes, the Carnegie Institute, and the Promotion of Scientific Research.

JAMA. 1903;XL(6):390-391. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490060044014

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Chicago, Jan. 26, 1903.

To the Editor:  —The beneficiaries of the Nobel fund receive $40,000 as a reward for past achievement; the beneficiaries of the Carnegie fund, according to the last report of the "Institution," are to receive "not more than $1,000 a year" as an incentive to future achievement. The recipients of the Nobel prizes have arrived at the zenith of their scientific career and, presumably, do not need this stipend. The recipients of the Carnegie money are expected some day to climb to equal heights, presumably with the aid of a thousand dollars a year.It is stated expressly that the men who are made beneficiaries of the Carnegie Institution must have shown "particular aptitude for the prosecution of original investigations," must be willing to devote all their time to advance research, and must agree to publish nothing without the approval of the Carnegie directors. In return they are

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