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February 1955

News and Comment

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(2):356. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250080178021

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Federal Grants for Medical Research.  —Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, has announced approval of Federal grants for 972 medical research projects, totaling $10,275,533, for basic and applied research in many of the major diseases afflicting Americans today. The grants approved during recent meetings of the seven National Advisory Councils were scheduled for payment as of Dec. 1, 1954.Two hundred eighty-nine of the awards, totaling $3,079,840, were for new research projects, and 683, totaling $7,195,693, were for continuation of existing projects.The awards were made to scientists in approximately 215 research institutions in the United States and are administered by the National Institutes of Health, research bureau of the Public Health Service.A tabulation of the grants follows:No. of Grants Amount National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases. National Institute of Neurological Diseases and

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