Topic: History of Medicine
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
Care for the dying, not care for a cure, was a new idea in the 1970s.