By Allan Nevins. Volumes I and II. Cloth. Price, $7.50 per set. Pp. 683, with 43 illustrations; 747, with 57 illustrations. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
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The name of Rockefeller is known to every American. His career included a variety of aspects in the development of great utilities, in financial manipulation, in benefactions to religion, education and health. All of these aspects are fully covered by the author, and the book has had comprehensive reviews in many publications. The chief interest for the physician is obviously in those sections which concern endowment for public health and medical science. These are all covered in the second volume, and largely in the final section, which is entitled "A Man and His Money." Particularly interesting is the story of the founding of the University of Chicago, although Mr. Rockefeller had begun giving considerably to charities and philanthropies early in his career. In this section of the book are repetitions of conversations and of correspondence which will be of interest to every one who has followed the growth of the
John D. Rockefeller: The Heroic Age of American Enterprise. JAMA. 1941;116(14):1605-1606. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140117031