LONDON (Jan. 14)
A special research fund of 50,000 pounds sterling ($140,000) for studies to promote better understanding, prevention, treatment and cure of schizophrenia was established on behalf of the Rothschild family, Evelyn de Rothschild announced here today. The researches are to be carried out on an international scale, he said.
Creation of the fund, said Mr. Rothschild, was prompted by the size of the problem of mental illness. It is estimated that, in this country alone, 100,000 hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from chronic schizophrenia.