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Bernard Mannes Baruch peeled off $1,100,000 for teaching and research in "physical medicine"—the use of the healing properties found in such agents as air, light, heat, cold, massage and electricity. Physical medicine was originally recommended to Benefactor Baruch by his father, Confederate Surgeon Simon Baruch. Almost all ($900,000) of the gift went to Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York University's College of Medicine, the Medical College of Virginia (from which Baruch's Confederate-Surgeon father Dr. Simon Baruch graduated 82 years ago).

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