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December 30, 1939

The State and Medical Research

JAMA. 1939;113(27):2449. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800520075037

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Abstract

The permission given William Harvey by Charles I to make use of deer and other animals in the royal parks for investigative purposes is held to be probably the first instance of state support of medical research. Support of research is discussed, particularly as illustrated by the Medical Research Council in England, which of late has been receiving an annual grant of £195,000 from the government. The organization and the activities of the council form the main part of the lecture, which will be read with interest by those who are concerned with administration of research.

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