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Rosenwald Gives $175,000 for Children’s Neryous Diseases Research

January 10, 1929
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The work of Dr. Bronson Crothers at the Children’s Hospital in helping children suffering from disorders of the nervous system has been recognized by the Rosenwald family of Chicago, who have made a gift of $175,000 to assist Dr. Crothers and his associates in extending their researches. The donation was announced today by Gordon Abbott, vice-chairman of the hospital building fund, and Louis E. Kirstein, who has been in communication with the Rosenwald family.

The amount of $75,000 is to provide for the construction of a unit at the Children’s Hospital as part of the new building program. The $100,000 was given by J(###) Rosenwald to the Harward Medical School, to make possible an adequate and trained staff necessary for the ex(###)tal work.

Mr. Kirstein who is a member of the executive committee of the building fund committee in making the announcement stated:

“It is an indication of the national significance of the work of the Children’s Hospital and of the interest in the nervous disorders of childhood. The Rosenwald family and the trustees for the fund looked the ground over very carefully. They had experts from other medical (###) give opinions on the whole situation. After careful study they decided that the present work, which gratuated at the Children’s Hospital many years ago, and the special program of development was of the greatest importance in the field of investigation of children’s diseases.”

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