Medicine: Birthday

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday is the occasion for more organized whoopee than Washington's or Lincoln's. The first Roosevelt Birthday Balls in 1934 netted $1,003,000, the next $803,000, the last two together $353,000. Of this total $2,159,000, $809,000 remained in the home towns of the dancers for local institutions, $241,000 went to various medical schools for research. The remainder went to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.

This is a private organization which operates a spa in the central Georgia mountains where the President occasionally went to swim after becoming paralyzed by poliomyelitis. Although...

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