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Burden Mental Research Trust

Nature volume 135, page 181 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation

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AT a meeting held recently in London, the committee of administration had before it reports of the first year's working of the Burden Mental Research Trust, which Mrs. R. G. Burden endowed a short time ago with £10,000. The investigations contemplated by the Committee are being carried out by Dr. J. A. Fraser Roberts, assisted by Dr. R. M. Norman and Dr. Ruth Griffiths. An extensive survey of the mentally normal as well as the mentally abnormal has been initiated, and when the Trust eventually publishes its final report, it is hoped and expected that much valuable information will be forthcoming as to the nature of the transmission of mental abilities and disabilities. The Trust has also arranged for the co-operation of other distinguished investigators from different parts of Great Britain, one of whom—Dr. Shepherd Dawson of Glasgow—has already complied with the request of the Committee.

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