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May 25, 1940

Current Comment

JAMA. 1940;114(21):2119. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810210051019
Abstract

THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION  The review of the 1939 work of the Rockefeller Foundation presented by its president, Raymond B. Fosdick,1 clearly illustrates the interdependence of scientific work throughout the world. Hampered as the work of this foundation now is by factors beyond its control, the report exemplifies the many ways in which expenditures trifling in comparison with armament expenditures can influence the scientific, medical and social lives of vast numbers of people. The work supported by the foundation in South America against the dreaded malaria-carrying mosquito Anopheles gambiae, imported from Africa, represents a campaign the outcome of which is of importance to the entire continents of South and North America. Similarly the studies on yellow fever actively initiated by the foundation as well as numerous other public health activities and assistance in other branches of medical science are of profound importance to the public health. The foundation also gives

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