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February 1947

News and Comment

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220080139008

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THE ELLA SACHS PLOTZ FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION  During the last year forty applications for grants were received by the Trustees of the Ella Sachs Plotz Foundation for the Advancement of Scientific Investigation, of which twenty-nine came from the United States and the other eleven from seven different countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America.In the twenty-three years of its existence the Foundation has made five hundred and fifty-one grants, which have been distributed to scientists throughout the world.In their first statement regarding the purposes for which the Fund would be used, the Trustees expressed themselves as follows:

  1. For the present, researches will be favored that are directed toward the solution of problems in medicine and surgery or in branches of science bearing on medicine and surgery.

  2. As a rule, preference will be given to researches on a single problem or on closely

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