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in health and medicine. By this time, the institutes were
on-going and the Science Foundation would be started with a very small amount of
What arguments did they use in order to try to bring this about?
Oh, it was just organizational and arbitrary.
It would save money perhaps?
Well, it wasn't that specific.
We did, indeed, finally escape from this anxiety and the National Science Foundation
has not been a large factor in medical research although they have some fellowships
in the field, I believe. But the Science Foundation has supported science in
universities generally and although it started with a very small appropriation of
something like 6 or 7 million dollars in 1950, it now has, as of fiscal '63, 360
million dollars, which is a fairly substantial amount of funds for general research
What sort of rapport is there between the National Science Foundation and the
As far as I know, they have very little to do with each other.
Even though the Science Foundation does indulge in grants for
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