Medicine: Millions for Cancer

At a vast luncheon of alumni who attended Yale's graduation exercises in New Haven last week, a father and son flushed with particular emotion when President Angell rose, characteristically tugged his ear and announced the creation of a Jane

Coffin Childs Memorial Fund to be "devoted primarily to medical research into the causes and origins of cancer. . . . [It is] the greatest gift yet made to Yale by friends who prefer anonymity. . . . [It] represents the greatest opportunity of its kind ever given any university."

Starling Winston Childs, Manhattan...

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