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April 18, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1082-1083. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490160034004

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It is to the American medical profession matter for congratulation that the modest beginnings of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research of two years ago have so speedily been succeeded by a gift from its founder large enough to permit of the building of a central institute and the planning of medical research on a larger scale in the city of New York. This undertaking, while undoubtedly of the highest significance for New York, is not a project of merely local interest; on the contrary, it is one which is of especial moment to every medical man and woman in the United States; indeed, we shall be surprised if the attention paid to it is arrested at our national borders, for, by virtue of the nature of the problems with which it will try to cope, the institute and its work will be a failure unless it quickly assumes a

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