The American Medical Education Foundation ended its first year Dec. 31. During this initial period, more than 1,800 individual physicians contributed to the total of $745,917.84 received by the Foundation. In addition, 33 organizations and 33 lay persons made contributions. Although short of the anticipated goal, these results may be considered reasonably satisfactory for a new undertaking of the magnitude of the Foundation.
A source of real encouragement is the steadily increasing interest shown in the Foundation during the last two months of 1951, as reflected by the number of individual contributions. The number of contributions received so far in 1952 indicates that this interest, which has been largely stimulated by the increasingly active efforts of state and county societies, will continue to grow.
The Foundation is now perfecting plans for its 1952 program. As it did in 1951, the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association has made