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June 8, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(23):1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470230032010

From apparently authentic sources, it is announced that the preliminary steps have been taken for the establishment in New York City of an institute for medical research, by Mr. John D. Rockefeller, whose name it is to bear. That he has seen fit to set aside a considerable sum of money for the advancement of medical science in this country will be hailed with universal approbation. We hope that his example may not long remain isolated, but that other wealthy men with liberal tendencies may find medicine and medical institutions, hitherto somewhat neglected, worthy objects for their generosity. The eloquent plea of Dr. W. W. Keen,1 in his presidential address before the American Medical Association last year, for endowments for medical institutions, sets forth most adequately the special grounds why endowments are needed, and it is certainly encouraging and stimulating to learn that Mr. Rockefeller has become a patron