Publisher description for To cast out disease : a history of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation (1913-1951) / John Farley.


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This is the first history of the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division (1913-1951), which was one of the most important public health agencies of the 20th century, a precursor of the World Health Organization. Based on extensive primary research, the book is enlivened with character sketches and descriptions of the conflicts among the "medical barons" who ran the division as they attempted to eradicate many serious diseases and to set up schools of public health and nursing around the world.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Rockefeller Foundation -- International Health Division.
Medicine -- Research -- United States -- International cooperation.
Public health -- Research -- United States -- International cooperation.
Medicine -- Research -- History.
Research -- United States -- International coooperation.