This article reports that the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, each received a $100-million pledge last week. The gift to Baylor, from an energy entrepreneur who sits on the Board of Trustees, is the largest in the college's history and one of the most generous ever to a medical school. The college is not connected with Baylor University. The money, which will be paid over several years, will go toward Baylor's cancer center, which will be renamed the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center in honor of the donor, a cancer survivor. The research, education, and treatment facility, along with the rest of the private medical college, is located in the Texas Medical Center, in Houston. Duncan and his family had already given the medical school $37-million over the past two years, including $35-million for a new outpatient clinic and $2-million for prostate-cancer research
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