Medicine: Millions from Mellon

This week the University of Pittsburgh received one of the largest endowment gifts ever made for U.S. medical education. The gift: $15 million from three Mellon foundations.* Its purpose: to build full-time professional faculties to strengthen the present staffs of largely part-time teachers at Pitt's schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing, as well as at its new (1948) Graduate School of Public Health.

To boost this program to its full planned extent, Pitt set out to raise another $15 million in the next five years.

Also wanted, in a campaign to bring Pittsburgh one of the most thoroughgoing medical education centers in...

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