Nature 148, 398-401 (04 October 1941) | doi:10.1038/148398a0

THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION BOARD

R. WEATHERALL

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THE International Education Board was set up in 1923. The idea behind it was to help to make good some of the ravages of the War of 1914—18. The money, which amounted in all to nearly twenty–eight million dollars, was provided by John D. Rockefeller,jun., who with characteristic modesty imposed no conditions on the manner in which it should be spent, except that it should be used for “the promotion and advancement of education throughout the world.*” The inspiration with regard to the policy which should be followed came almost entirely from the late Dr. Wickliffe Rose, under wlroso guidance the Board has achieved something which for its breadth and diversity must be unique in the technical progress of the world.