Missionaries of Science: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America

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Indiana University Press, 1994 - History - 171 pages

"A fascinating and important subject. [This book] is a first and has the potential of having a real directive force on a growing field of scholarly and public interest." -- Robert E. Kohler, author of Partners in Science: Foundation Managers and Natural Scientists, 1900-1945

The Rockefeller Foundation's involvement with science, medicine, and agriculture in Latin America began with a regional survey in the 1920s and blossomed into full-fledged programs to fight yellow fever and other diseases, improve public health, encourage agricultural reform, and promote scientific education. These essays examine the Foundation's work in the region, its reception by local governments, and its legacy. The contributors are Marcos Cueto, Steven Williams, Armando Solorzano, Deborah Fitzgerald, Joseph Cotter, and Thomas F. Glick.

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Contents

The Convergence of Rockefeller
23
Yellow Fever
52
The Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico
72
Copyright

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MARCOS CUETO is a researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Persuanos in Lima. His articles on Latin American science have been published in Isis, The Bulletin of the History of Medicine, The Hispanic American Historical Review, and other journals.

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