Louis Horowitz Will Sets Up First Chair in Rehabilitating Medicine
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Louis Horowitz Will Sets Up First Chair in Rehabilitating Medicine

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The late Louis J. Horowitz, philanthropist and builder, endowed the world’s first academic chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation by setting aside in his will a $500,000 fund for the chair plus $1,000,000 from which the income will be used for training and teaching in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Announcement of the grants for the chair was made today by New York University. The new chair at the university will be named, in accordance with the provisions of the will, the Howard A. Rusk chair. Dr. Rusk, director of the Institute of physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, and a friend of the late Mr. Horowitz, is also an associate editor of the New York Times. Mr. Horowitz’ will left the residue of his $12,000,000 estate–a total believed to be in excess of $10,000,000–for aid toward rehabilitation of individuals and for other scientific work in the general field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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