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September 1959

News and Comment

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(3):408-409. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020410015

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GENERAL NEWS  Unrestricted Grants for Medical Education.—Unrestricted grants totaling $1,650,000 to eleven private medical schools in support of their teaching-research staff were announced on May 26 by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. The action was taken in recognition of the fact that the adequate staffing of medical schools is the crucial problem of the national program of medical research and teaching.Dr. Willard C. Rappleye, President of the Foundation made the following comments concerning these grants:"Medical education in this country is in a critical phase. Because of their widening obligations, the enormous growth of medical science, inflation, and other factors the medical schools have increasing difficulty in securing sufficient support to carry out the functions which they are called upon to perform. It is difficult to recruit and hold a teaching faculty because of the financial opportunities in private practice, industry, and government employment. "In contrast with the

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