Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Rockefeller Foundation Archives
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Director of Medical Sciences, 1930-1945
March 25, 1931
Dear Dr. Crichton-Miller:
I presented at length last week at the conference of the officers of the Foundation the proposal from the Tavistock Square
Clinic. I am very sorry to disappoint you with the news that they voted to decline the application. I think I appreciate how
much this will disappoint some of your colleagues and I want to avoid any inference being drawn from this action which might
be interpreted as criticism or lack of understanding of the value of the work you are doing and will continue to do. I can
only thank you for the way in which you helped me to present your case as well as I could, and express my personal hope that
your enthusiasm for the work of the clinic will continue in spite of a disappointment I regretfully know to be considerable.