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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the major medical research facilities in the U.S. The Institute began in La Jolla, Calif., in 1924 as the Scripps Metabolic Clinic after a founding gift from Ellen Browning Scripps. In 1955, the clinic changed its name to the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Under the direction of Dr. Frank Dixon, the facility soon attained national prominence as a leading medical research and educational facility. In 1976, the Institute moved to its current...
Cecil H. and Ida M. Green are best known for philanthropy. Beginning in 1950 they gave millions of dollars to various institutions and organizations, and by 1988 their donations amounted to more than $150 million. In addition to financial gifts, they served as chairpersons on various fund raising events that helped generate many more millions of dollars from other donors. The Greens were not always millionaires. They started out on a modest income, and through hard work ...
Dr. Hastings was Hamilton Kuhn Professor of Biological Chemistry at the Harvard Medical School from 1935-1958. From the description of A. Baird Hastings [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Peter D. Olch, Dec., 1967, Feb. and May, 1968. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14329107 A. Baird Hastings (1895-1987) was born on Dayton, KY, and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1971 with a degree in physical ...
Ellen Browning Scripps was born in Parish, London on October 18, 1836. Ellen was exposed to books and publishing at an early age. Her grandfather was an accomplished publisher and her father, James Mogg Scripps was a successful bookbinder. In 1844, after the death of her mother, her father and her five siblings moved to the United States. The family settled in Rushville, Illinois. Ellen attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where she graduated with honors in mathematics. She was the first...