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March 29, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(13):828. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480130026007

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The enlargement and endowment of the Harvard Medical School seems like the opening of a new day in medical education. The gift of $1,000,000 for new buildings by Mr. Pierpont Morgan was quickly followed by another from Mr. Rockefeller of a like sum conditional only upon the raising of about three-quarters of a million by the college from other sources. Now, this condition has been more than met by the contributions of the alumni and the donation by Mrs. Collis P. Huntington of $250,000 for a pathological laboratory to be erected as a memorial of her late husband. A few more such benefactions judiciously distributed throughout the country will go far to furnish the opportunity, so far as material resources are concerned, to put this country well in the front in the advancement of medical science. Harvard will now be judged by her opportunities; if she fails to take the

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