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To cast out disease : a history of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation (1913-1951)

Author: John Farley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on extensive primary research, this 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Farley
ISBN: 0195166310 9780195166316
OCLC Number: 52182579
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. The first stage: means to an end --
Ch. 3. Tuberculosis in France (1917-1924) --
Ch. 4. The first hookworm campaigns (1913-1920) --
Ch. 5. Retreat from hookworm (1920-1930) --
Ch. 6. Yellow Fever: from coast to jungle --
Ch. 7. Malaria: killing mosquitoes and anophelines (1915-1935) --
Ch. 8. World War II: DDT, typhus, and malaria --
Ch. 9. Malaria: the ultimate kill --
Ch. 10. Reorganization and research laboratories (1928-1940) --
Ch. 11. Yellow Fever vaccines: a slap in the face --
Ch. 12. Diseases for research --
Ch. 13. Frustrations in Sao Paulo; the wrong step in Rio --
Ch. 14. Northern lights: London and Toronto --
Ch. 15. Rough seas: Prague, Rome, Tokyo, and Calcutta --
Ch. 16. Postwar confusion: what to do next? --
Ch. 17. Conclusion: swinging pendulums.
Responsibility: John Farley.
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