Medicine: Wilmer Institute

All summer workmen have hammered, walls have risen, grass has sprouted in Baltimore where the Wilmer Institute — greatest eye-research laboratory in the world— was being erected, equipped. Last week it was finished. Its fund— begun by Mrs. Aida de Acosta Root in gratitude to Dr. William Holland Wilmer, who saved her sight (TIME, Feb. 23)—is now $3,000,000. Dr. Wilmer is in complete charge. Rich and poor may go there for healing and only the rich will pay.


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