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July 21, 1956

CHALLENGE FOR UNRESTRICTED SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

JAMA. 1956;161(12):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970120043012

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Abstract

The recent announcement that the Ford Foundation has appropriated 10 million dollars to match unrestricted contributions through the National Fund for Medical Education offers a unique opportunity for physicians to double the significance of their support to the American Medical Education Foundation. This appropriation is in addition to the 90-million-dollar grant that the Ford Foundation made to privately supported medical schools a short time ago. The new appropriation has been made in the hope that it will stimulate the efforts and interest of the medical profession and the general public so that financial support for medical schools may be maintained at a level consistent with sound medical education.

A matching formula has been developed that will result in a 100% bonus to unrestricted or undesignated contributions. At the close of the calendar year the receipts of the National Fund for Medical Education campaign, including the contributions made through the American

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