Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Biomedicine : by William H. Schneider

By William H. Schneider

The 8 case reviews during this edited quantity express intimately how the Rockefeller Foundation's presents affected scientific study, schooling, and public well-being in Europe, the Soviet Union, and China among international struggle I and the chilly warfare. regardless of the Foundation's objective to assist international locations with tested scientific learn courses, significant advances have been accomplished in numerous international locations that didn't have a awesome historical past in clinical examine. In different situations, despite the fact that, the Rockefeller beginning used to be faced with neighborhood cultural and political imperatives that reshaped or weakened its targets. Rockefeller Philanthropy and smooth Biomedicine deals very important classes concerning the events within which foreign philanthropy could be superior.

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The other part of Pearce’s plan, as yet unrealized, was to assist the development, if possible, of Latin medicine. It was not possible to do this at once in France, but the aid given to the University of Brussels would have, it was hoped, an influence on Paris and on the countries, including those of South America, dependent on Paris for their educational point of view; and in this connection continued efforts were made to develop a really adequate school in Brazil as the latter country represents one of the most important under Latin influence.

This came in response to Pearce’s letter about “things on his mind,” in December 1925. Gregg speculated on what would happen in five years’ time, once all the European medical schools had been considered for possible aid. His suggestion to Pearce was for the division to support “the concentrated investigation of a single subject” in medicine. ”117 Pearce agreed on the need for new approaches, recognizing that what he had done in England had only limited applications beyond what was planned for French-speaking countries.

Hence, the following are observations about Gregg as director of Medical Sciences and an assessment of the foundation’s impact on European biomedicine, given the new strategy of the foundation in the The Men Who Followed Flexner | 41 1930s. After 1930 Gregg was one of the few of the inner circle of foundation officers with medical training.

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