Topic: Medicine & Public Health

New Research: Public Health in Haiti, the Green Revolution, US-China Relations, and Law of the Sea

This edition of our monthly series features new work on the history of agribusiness, international law, diplomatic relations, and tropical disease control.

New Research: Nutrition Science, a Foundation in Greece, Polish Social Scientists, and Animal Testing

Our first 2021 edition of the New Research series presents four recently published RAC Research Reports drawing on diverse archival material from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Population Council.

Timeline: American Foundations and the History of Public Health

Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.

New Research: Prisons, Macroeconomics, Nurses of Psychiatry, and Colonial Medicine

The latest installment in our series of newly-published research reports.

New Research: China, Government Efficiency, Public Health, and Cultural Diplomacy

Research reports drawing on several Rockefeller Archive Center collections span continents, disciplines, and eras.

Philanthropy’s Search for an HIV Vaccine: Building Public-Private Partnerships in a Global Pandemic

How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.

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.

In Brief: Manels Before #MeToo

A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels

Cover Your Mouth: Controlling an Epidemic Through Hygiene

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