Topic: History of Public Health
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.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
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.
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
Battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.