(Cross posted on SDMB and UnaBoard)
Just as a request, if any of you are familiar with an association or foundation that supports commemoration of military medical service, I’d appreciate any information you can provide.
I have a close friend with whom I did some work these last three weeks, and a piece of this was relating to trying to fund the rehabilitation of the 1838-vintage military hospital where chloroform was discovered and first used medically as an anesthetic. The building’s been vacant for 57 years and is intact but crumbling slowly; we have half the funds needed to restore it as a challenge grant, but need the other half. The building would be deeded over to a non-profit group prepared to put up the other half and maintain it as whatever they like, perhaps a military-medical museum.
Anyone who has ideas or even leads, I’d love to hear suggestions.