Letter from Wilder Penfield to H. Rowan Gaither Jr., August 6, 1955.
Date:
1955-08-06
Description:
Typewritten letter from Wilder Penfield and Theodore Rasmussen of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) to H. Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation. Penfield and Rasmusen write regarding a proposal they submitted to the Ford Foundation that was initially turned down. In light of the recent public announcement of money being put toward mental illness research by the Ford Foundation, Penfield and Rasmussen write of their intent to re-submit their proposal and be considered for funding. Penfield and Rasmussen describe the research they have performed in the past, how it has contributed to the advancement of the field, and future studies they intend to carry out. They describe the history and support the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) has received thus far, and give an account of the quality of facilities and equipment with which this research will be carried out. Penfield and Rasmussen request a $500,000.00 endowment, asserting the necessity of a permanent, stable endowment in the maintenance of a highly skilled staff and efficient operation of laboratories. The requested endowment would go towards establishing research fellowships at the MNI.
Physical Description:
text.typescript.black and white 28.0 x 21.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Wilder Penfield to H. Rowan Gaither Jr., August 6, 1955. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 23, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9847
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Penfield, Wilder Graves, 1891-1976.
Rasmussen, Theodore.
Notes:
Handwritten note in the upper left corner: "TR copy".

Call Number:
A/N 16-1