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October 1959

News and Comment

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(4):540-544. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020542005

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GENERAL NEWS  National Foundation Grants.—The National Foundation on July 15 announced allocations of more than $1,000,000 in March of Dimes funds for education in the health professions, including an appropriation for a new fellowship program to give doctors more extensive clinical training in the fields of rheumatology and birth defects.Awards for education in the health fields are in addition to grants made for the same period in research and clinical investigation. The combined sum awarded is more than $3,500,000, according to Basil O'Connor, president of The National Foundation, originally the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.Today's awards bring the total sum channeled into education for the health professions by The National Foundation to almost $32,000,000. Included in the $32,000,000 are funds for a Health Scholarship program initiated earlier this year to provide four-year college training for young Americans in five of the health fields—medicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical

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