In this memorandum, Gregg comments on the proposal by Dr. Sinai, stating that the study of federal health insurance needs
both more time and money.
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1940-06-26 (June 26, 1940)
[Willits, Joseph H.]
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Rockefeller Foundation Archives
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Research Support as Topic
Director of Medical Sciences, 1930-1945
Letter from Paul Webbink to Joseph H. Willits (April 6, 1940)
On this proposal the following comment:--
The field to be covered in a competent and convincing way is far larger than $20,000 a year would cover. Furthermore I would
think five years and not two as the minimum.
I have no opinion as to whether University affiliation is the best procedure but I doubt if Sinai is the man to run it.
The changes and developments in this field are important and are likely to call for study exploration and definition for the
next decade. It doesn't make sense to evade it, nor to fiddle timidly or treat it superficially. I would even raise
a question whether it doesn't call for an MD on a year's loan as a staff member to discover the right way for the
thing to be set up as a recipient of a large and long grant $300,000 to 400,000 over 10 years