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January 16, 1932


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Wellesley Hills, Mass.

JAMA. 1932;98(3):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730290065028

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To the Editor:  —The Ross Award Fund of America has been created in honor of Sir Ronald Ross and in support of the Ross Institute of London. The discovery by Sir Ronald Ross of the causative factor in malaria has probably done more for the health of the world than any corresponding discovery in medicine. The discovery was made under inconceivable difficulties, hardships and discouragements. All those who are particularly interested in malaria should welcome this opportunity of assisting in raising a sufficient fund to show the appreciation of America to this distinguished scientist who has been honored with the Nobel Prize and with many other foreign marks of distinction. The chairman of the board of trustees is Sir James Barr, and the secretary, to whom subscriptions should be sent, is Dr. Robert L. Pitfield, 5211 Wayne Avenue, Germantown, Pa.As observed in the circular of the fund: "This benefactor

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