Topic: Medicine & Public Health
Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.
As the scarcity of global resources became increasingly worrisome in the 20th century, these organizations more boldly approached work in population and family planning.
India was not the first country to take up the new seeds and methods developed by the Rockefeller Foundation, but the story of India’s adoption of them in the 1960s is dramatic.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”
In the 1980s, critics argued that some groups had been left behind by the Green Revolution.
In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.
Saving threatened scholars and confronting a dramatically changed world.
Global war drew a new philanthropy into relief work.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.