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The Commonwealth Fund of New York City has just made a gift of $250,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology of Washington University for research in trachoma over a period of five years. The Board of Commonwealth Fund indicated that it would be inclined to continue the grant beyond the five year period on the basis of demonstrated results and continued need. The research in trachoma and allied diseases will be conducted in the Oscar Johnson Institute of which Dr. Harvey J. Howard is the director. The Oscar Johnson Institute and McMillan Hospital are now being erected by Washington University and should be ready for occupancy the latter part of this year. Dr. Charles Weiss and Miss Marion Morris, with the assistance of technicians, are already working with Dr. Howard on the bacteriologic and cytologic phases of the trachoma problem. The gift from the Commonwealth Fund and the facilities
John Herbert Waite. News and Notes. Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(2):215–216. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810040093010