Topic: Disease Eradication

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.

Timeline: American Foundations and the History of Public Health

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

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

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

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.