Topic: Medicine & Public Health
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.
Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
What does it take to control the outbreak of a deadly disease?
The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
Care for the dying, not care for a cure, was a new idea in the 1970s.