The annual report on medical education published in this issue of The Journal reveals that the medical schools are making substantial progress in their struggle to secure more adequate financial support. For the coming academic year they report that their budgets will total $74,350,000 and that they expect to receive an additional $35,250,000 from outside agencies in grants for research and special teaching activities. The schools thus will have a total of $109,600,000 available for education and research during the coming year.
Earlier this year the Committee on Medical School Grants and Finances appointed by the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service published a report of the study it made of the expenditures and the needs of the medical schools during the academic year 1947-1948. The committee reported that in that year the medical schools spent a total of $70,551,000 for basic operations and for separately budgeted research. This