Volume s1-17, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The yellow fever program of The Rockefeller Foundation may be considered as having had its inception on July 14, 1914, in a conference between Mr. Wickliffe Rose and General William C. Gorgas (1), conqueror of yellow fever in Havana and Panama. The previous year had seen the organization of The Rockefeller Foundation and the creation of its International Health Commission, later to become the International Health Board in 1916 and the International Health Division in 1927. Mr. Rose as General Director had made a trip through the Orient as a preliminary to deciding on the foreign program of the Commission. He told General Gorgas of the serious apprehension in the Far East over the possibility that yellow fever might be introduced as the result of the opening of the Panama Canal, then nearly completed.


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