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June 7, 1941

Current Comment

JAMA. 1941;116(23):2600. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820230044015

WORK OF THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IN 1940  Each year the review of the work of the Rockefeller Foundation reflects the progress of endeavor in many fields spread over almost the entire world. The 1940 review presented by the president of the foundation, Raymond B. Fosdick,1 is tragic in its record of the fate of learning throughout much of the world. The development of the war has forced many scholars into exile, it has forced others to give up their intellectual work, and still others have completely disappeared from sight. The Paris office of the foundation has been closed and the Shanghai office transferred to Manila. The personnel of the foundation has had to be recalled from Egypt, where work was being carried on in malaria and schistosomiasis, and from Turkey, where work in sanitary engineering was being pursued. Like-wise the personnel of the foundation had to be removed from