Stream: History of Public Health

Sour Milk: Preventing Infant Mortality with Public Health

Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.

Public Health: How the Fight Against Hookworm Helped Build a System

A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.

Cover Your Mouth: Controlling an Epidemic Through Hygiene

Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.

Photo Essay: The Rockefeller Sanitary Commission and the South

How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.

The Long Road to the Yellow Fever Vaccine

The yellow fever vaccine developed in the 1930s has been used worldwide ever since. Creating it took years and cost several lives. Some thought it would never happen.

HaltonlettertoJr

  • Date: May 29, 2020
  • Collection: Folder 457, Box 46, Series III 20, FA 324. Office of the Messrs. Rockefeller records, Rockefeller Archive Center.
  • https://resource.rockarch.org/story/the-insulin-gift/haltonlettertojr/