xt7xks6j2258_27 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7xks6j2258/data/mets.xml https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7xks6j2258/data/rankin4kdl.dao.xml Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton),
                    1886- Cubit feet ? 7 boxes This collection comprises six scrapbooks (plus one box of miscellaneous items) of letters, newsclippings, and photographs documenting major milestones in the career of Lexinngton, Kentucky surgeon Fred W. Rankin, M.D. archival material English unknown This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks Correspondence –– Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton),
                1886- American Medical Association Military Medicine –– History –– United
                States American Surgical Association American College of Surgeons Letter from Harold S. Diehl, Dean of the Medical Sciences,                                 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin,                                 M.D text Letter from Harold S. Diehl, Dean of the Medical Sciences,                                 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fred W. Rankin,                                 M.D 2012 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7xks6j2258/data/rankin4kdl_1/rankin4kdl_1_22/i1-22/i1-22.pdf May 26, 1945 1945 May 26, 1945 section false xt7xks6j2258_27 xt7xks6j2258 A " UNIVERSITY or MINNESOTA
THE Mmmcnr. Scrroon
May .26, 19}+5
Brig. Gen. Fred W. Rankin
AUS Office of Surgeon General
· War Department
  . Washington 25, D. G.
Dear Fred: · A`
A Thank you for your pledge of $1000 toward the Mayo Memorial
~» Fund. I feel as you do that it is.a great privilege to have.a part .k on M
in provision of a Medical Research Center as a memorial to these two
great men of American medic1ne.· ·
The progress of the fund raising campaign is in general
4 satisfactory although we had hoped by this time to be farther along
than we are toward the goal of a million dollars. The difficulty
was that the first action of the Senate Finance Committee to our
request for a million dollar state appropriation was ”indefinite
postponement*. The final action of the legislature was an approp-
riation of $750,000 but the initial postponement resulted in complete
cessation of work by the committees which are soliciting private
contributions within the state. That meant not only the loss of
two valuable mouths but also the loss of momentum. As you know it
is difficult to reactivate a project of this sort once it has slowed
A report of the contributions received up to May 15 shows
a total $M0O,252 in 291 gifts. Most of this has come in substantial
contributions from business firms in Hinneapolls. Contributions from
individuals are beginning to come in but they, of course, will add up
much more slowly. A
Mr. Shimp, the organizational director for the Committee
of Founders, and I have been talking about the possibility of a
meeting in Washington to present the Memorial project to fommer
fellows of the Foundation and graduates of our Medical School. There
are quite a number of these in Washington and it seems to us that it
p might be worthwhile to invite them to dinner some evening for a
discussion of this enterprise. What do you think of that suggestion?
With warm personal regards.
Very sincerely yours,
I _ H. S. Diehl A