Medicine: Patriarch's Party

". . . Dr. Welch is only 70 years old and has at least ten years of active work before him. Ten years of Dr. Welch is more important, in our estimation, than the advantages offered by other universities." This terse appraisal of William Henry Welch, "Dean of American Medicine," by the powers of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1920, netted Johns Hopkins $7,000,000 much sought after by other universities, to found its School of Hygiene and Public Health. Many another loose million has been lured to Johns Hopkins to be converted into buildings,...

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