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May 25, 1935

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JAMA. 1935;104(21):1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760210044016

ROSENWALD FUND ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR SOCIALIZATION  The following item from the Chicago Tribune of May 20 indicates the plans of the Rosenwald Fund for the coming year:Trustees of the Julius Rosenwald fund voted yesterday an appropriation of $284,000 to be expended in the fiscal year beginning July 1 for welfare work and rural education among colored persons, and for furthering socialized medicine. Edwin R. Embree, president of the fund, said that the Rosenwald effort to place competent medical service and hospitalization within the reach of persons of moderate means paralleled the program of the medical profession. He quoted Dr. Michael M. Davis of the fund's medical division as reporting that 344 plans to cut the cost of medical care, or to make it easier for the average family to pay for it, had come to his office in the last year. Certain of these projects, he said, had been