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The Rockefeller Foundation was founded in 1913 "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world." The program of the foundation is concerned with certain definite problems in the fields of medical science, natural science, social science, the humanities and public health. Except to a limited degree in public health, the foundation is not an operating agency. It contributes toward those activities of institutions and organizations which give promise of advancing the objectives of its program, and, in addition, in the field of general public health activities and the study and control of certain diseases.
The Annual Reports of the International Health Division of the foundation are not dull reproductions of statistics but are interesting and absorbing progress notes of the various problems of research and application in the field of public health throughout the world. Malaria, yellow fever and other virus diseases were the chief problems of research in
The Rockefeller Foundation International Health Division Annual Report 1948. JAMA. 1950;143(5):507–508. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910400099035
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