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Typical of the American way in meeting the challenge of our major problems in disease is the work of the American Cancer Society, representing the biggest type of cooperation between a voluntary organization, the medical profession and the public. The confidence of the people of the United States in this organization is indicated by the recent increase in the funds made available to the American Cancer Society by voluntary subscriptions. The total annual income has gradually increased from a few hundred thousand dollars a year to a goal in 1948 of $15,000,000.
In the development of its services the medical and scientific department of the American Cancer Society has created four divisions, including a library, a division of statistical studies, a division of service and a division of professional education. The library is being developed as the most complete repository of information on cancer that can be assembled. Each month
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CAMPAIGN. JAMA. 1948;136(13):880–881. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890300030008