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March 1, 1941

America Gives a Chance

JAMA. 1941;116(9):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820090102033

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England has (or had) a sheltering home where orphans of genteel but indigent parents are cared for while being schooled in Canadian lore, in which country they are destined to be settlers. Thousands of such boys have become citizens of Canada, and among them was John Mullowney, who found a foster home with Murdo McLeod in a cabin in the Canadian woods. After eight years of that life, Mullowney lived with McLeod's father until the latter died. John then worked on a farm in New Hampshire and there met Dr. Harry Boynton, who took to the lad. By working in the summer at hotels in the White Mountains, John was able to go to preparatory school at Exeter, where he mowed lawns and won a scholarship for three successive years. He then spent a year at Harvard and a year as principal of a small high school. In 1904 he

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