Education: Autocrat of the Moneybags

A wonderful attraction for money had Abraham Flexner. For 30 years the fattest moneybags in the U. S. opened to his touch. He loosened up no mean part of the Rockefeller, Carnegie, Eastman and Morgan fortunes, channeled them into U. S. education. Last week, in his autobiography, I Remember (Simon & Schuster; $3.75), billiard-bald, wizened Dr. Flexner, 73, explained how he did it.

Louisville-born Abraham Flexner got a job with the Carnegie Foundation in 1908. His first assignment was to investigate the 155 U. S. and Canadian medical schools. His now famed report enabled...

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