For the Good of Humanity: Ludwik Rajchman, Medical Statesman

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Central European University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 293 pages
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"This biography describes the career of a man who was the first 'medecin sans frontieres'. Monnet described him as an intellectual with an exceptional sense of the universal." "Rajchman was born in Poland in 1881 into a prominent Jewish family of the Warsaw intelligentsia. An epidemiologist by training, he did pioneering work in public health, first in Poland and later worldwide through the institutions he was instrumental in founding." "Rajchman inspired the creation of WHO and the foundation of UNICEF, of which he became the first chairman. As a major international figure for nearly half a century, his biography reflects a man with the strength of vision to institutionalize humanitarian impulses in the face of institutionalized totalitarianism. Despite his record of humanitarian work, Rajchman was forced by McCarthyism to flee the United States. Not wishing to return to Poland in the 1950s, he spent the remaining years of his life in France."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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