Report of the medical commission to Brazil: Rockefeller Foundation, 1916

January 2019

In 2016, the Rockefeller Foundation sent Commissions to South America to learn about the status of health infrastructure battling yellow fever, as well as to investigate the medical education and public health agencies in Brazil.

Picture: Rockefeller Foundation field office. Avaliable at Rockefeller Digital Archives

The Report of the medical commission to Brazil, 1916, is available online. Click here to download full document. 

The report features a comprehensive analysis of education in Brazil with a special focus on the medical profession. It also explores the practice of medicine in the country, medical education and research in medicine.

Read about the Rockefeller Foundation in HCMS:

 Race and the Rockefeller Foundation – From 1927 to 1942, the Rockefeller Foundation ran a tuberculosis commission in Jamaica. This paper explores the role that race played in it.

Fellowships in the history of medicine for Brazilian researchers – The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers fellowships for researchers interested in the rare books and manuscript collections of its member institutions in the U.S., Canada and UK. Deadline for applications: June 16, 2018.

Reconsidering the peripheral in global health – João Nunes (University of York) reviews this book considering its key contributions, which overall question commonly held assumptions about the origins and trajectory of international and global health.

Imágenes de la salud – Marcos Cueto presenta las fotografías que tomaron funcionarios y médicos de la Fundación Rockefeller en los viajes que realizaron a América Latina desde comienzos del siglo XX.

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