THE STORY OF THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION by Raymond B. Foadick

THE STORY OF THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A straight forward record of the aims and achievements of the Rockefeller Foundation which was motivated and primarily planned by Frederick Gates who worked with Rockefeller for forty years and developed the ""principles of scientific giving"". This traces the many areas of pubic interest in which the Foundation has been active; its first ten years in which medical education and public health were stressed, and the struggle to control hookworm, malaria, typhus and predominantly yellow fever; the extension of medical education in the United States and abroad; the advancement of psychiatry, the natural sciences, and the social sciences where tangible progress has been made; the agricultural programs; the furthering of the humanities; the provision of tools of research and costly instruments; and the system of fellowship placement-""backing brains"" the world over... A history of the Foundation which has been established as a public trust rather than a private philanthropy, which was set up ""to prime the pump, never to act as a permanent reservoir"", which in the fulfillment of its policies and principles serves as an object lesson and inspiration. Of less limited interest than Funds and Foundations by Flexner and Bailey (Harper, P. 669).

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1951
Publisher: Harper