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CLEVELAND — Descendants of the Cleveland Clinic’s co-founder plan to add their voices to a weekend protest urging the hospital system to denounce President Donald Trump’s policies and cancel a planned fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The Crile family’s name is all over the clinic, including on a prominent building named after George Washington Crile, a pioneer of modern surgery who co-founded the clinic (and is credited with the first successful blood transfusion).


Now his granddaughter, Susan Crile, has written a letter that will be read aloud at a protest on Saturday being organized by medical students who oppose Trump’s immigration policies.

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  • “We believe that having a seat at the table at the highest level of government is more important than being shut out of the room.”

    The justification used by enablers of tyrants throughout history.

    • At some point people have to choose when and what to demonstrate against. Many Americans are now not listening to anything from the far left protestors because you don’t actively do anything to improve our situations or potential situations in the future. If it has anything to do with you start crying wolf. Cleveland, Harvard continue your research. We hate cancer, ALL people. Who cares what the venue! Move on

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