Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine

Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine

International Initiatives From World War I to the Cold War

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The eight case studies in this edited volume show in detail how the RockefellerFoundation’s gifts affected medical research, education, and public health in Europe, theSoviet Union, and China between World War I and the Cold War. Despite the Foundation’s goal tohelp countries with established medical research programs, major advances were achieved in severalcountries that did not have a notable history in medical research. In other circumstances, however,the Rockefeller Foundation was confronted with local cultural and political imperatives thatreshaped or weakened its objectives. Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine offersimportant lessons regarding the situations in which international philanthropy is likely to be mosteffective.



Indiana University Press

The eight case studies in this edited volume show in detail how the Rockefeller Foundation's gifts affected medical research, education, and public health in Europe, the Soviet Union, and China between World War I and the Cold War. Despite the Foundation's goal to help countries with established medical research programs, major advances were achieved in several countries that did not have a notable history in medical research. In other circumstances, however, the Rockefeller Foundation was confronted with local cultural and political imperatives that reshaped or weakened its objectives. Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine offers important lessons regarding the situations in which international philanthropy is likely to be most effective.


The eight case studies in this edited volume show in detail how the Rockefeller Foundation’s gifts affected medical research, education, and public health in Europe, the Soviet Union, and China between World War I and the Cold War. Despite the Foundation’s goal to help countries with established medical research programs, major advances were achieved in several countries that did not have a notable history in medical research. In other circumstances, however, the Rockefeller Foundation was confronted with local cultural and political imperatives that reshaped or weakened its objectives. Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine offers important lessons regarding the situations in which international philanthropy is likely to be most effective.



Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780253109606
0253109604
9780253341518
0253341515
Characteristics: 1 online resource (251 pages)
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