The practice of establishing institutions for special research, with endowments sufficient to secure them from the motives which influence the conduct of establishments on a commercial foundation, is rapidly gaining substantial recognition in America. We have had no war indemnities applicable to scientific purposes, but fortunately we have scores of wealthy men and women who are showing themselves disposed to lay those financial foundations which must henceforth underly the up-building of the natural sciences. They have initiated a movement which has already done more for us than herald a coming greatness. They have stimulated interest in medical progress, both in the profession and out of it, and already practical results are at hand.
Our achievements in surgery, in medicine, in public hygiene, in the widening scope of medical education, are all products of the spirit of inquiry which is fostered in the endowed laboratory; and such laboratories are
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