From the October 1971 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Largest Single Grant

NEW YORK, N.Y.--A gift of approximately $10,000,000 to Roosevelt Hospital for the treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics and training of professional personnel was made by R. Brinkley Smithers, New York civic leader and philanthropist. It is the largest single grant ever made in the field of alcoholism by any individual or agency, including the Federal government.

Mr. Smithers said that the money would be used to establish the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center as an "integral part" of Roosevelt Hospital. The center, first facility of its kind anywhere in the world, will provide detoxification, rehabilitation, and professional training. Professional education will be available, not only for professional personnel associated with Roosevelt Hospital, but also for medical students, interns, nurses, and paramedical personnel throughout the city. Roosevelt Hospital is affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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