Missionaries of Science

Missionaries of Science : The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253315832
  • 9780253315830

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Preface Introduction 1. Visions of Science and Development: The Rockefeller FoundationOs Latin American Surveys of the 1920s Marcos Cueto 2. Nationalism and Public Health: The Convergence of Rockefeller Foundation Technique and Brazilain Federal Authority during the Time of Yellow Fever, 1925-1930 Steven C. Williams 3. The Rockefeller Foudnation in Revolutionary Mexico: Yellow Fever in Yucatan and Veracruz Armando Solorzano 4. Exporting American Agriculture: The Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico, 1943-1953 Deborah Fitzgerald 5. The Rockefeller FoundationOs Mexican Agricultural Project: A Cross-Cultural Encounter, 1943-1949 Joseph Cotter 6. The Rockefeller FoudationOs Medical Policy and Scientific Research in Latin America: The Case of Physiology Marcos Cueto 7. Th Rockefeller Foundation and the Emergence of Genetics in Brazil, 1943-1960 Thomas F. Glick Contributors Indexshow more

About Marcos Cueto

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.show more

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