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Activities of the Rockefeller Foundation

Nature volume 140, page 500 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



A REVIEW by its president, Mr. Raymond Fosdick, surveys the work of the Rockefeller Foundation during 1936. The expenditure totalled 11,300,000 dollars in connexion with its programme "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world". The agencies assisted included institutions, research work in medicine, biology and other sciences, and the humanities. Investigations on the jungle form of yellow fever and other health problems have been promoted, displaced German scholars have been helped, and appropriations have been made for trial work in the development of radio-programmes of cultural and educational value. A grant was given to the Orthological Institute in China for the preparation of a series of books for Chinese readers in 'basic' English.

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