Medicine: Money for Heart Trouble

One of the oldest complaints against medical research is the uneven way the money is divided. Some diseases that kill relatively few people (e.g., polio) have been using up far more research money per case than such common ailments as heart disease and cancer.

Recently efforts have been made to even things up. Last summer General Motors' Alfred P. Sloan Jr., gave $4,000,000 for cancer research (see below), and last month the American Cancer Society allotted $500,000 to research, from this year's fundraising. Last week's news: heart disease will get $578,000 a year for...

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