The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Health and International Diplomacy, 1920–1945: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Health and International Diplomacy, 1920–1945

1st Edition

By Josep L Barona

Routledge

256 pages

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pub: 2015-07-01
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Based on extensive archival research, this study examines the role of the Rockefeller Foundation and the League of Nations in improving public health during the interwar period. Barona argues that the Foundation applied a model of business efficiency to its ideology of spreading good health, creating a revolution in public health practice.

About the Series

Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

Series Editors: David Cantor and Keir Waddington

Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from antiquity to the present. The series is a collaboration between Routledge and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The SSHM has pioneered the social history of medicine and interdisciplinary approaches to the histories of medicine, welfare, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics, and the book series reflects these interests.

Submissions are invited from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author’s biography and an anticipated submission date to the editors.

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Keir Waddington: waddingtonK @ cardiff.ac.uk

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED039000
MEDICAL / History