Volume s1-24, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The purpose of this presentation is three-fold:

  • 1)  to report on the activities of the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine during the past year;
  • 2)  to comment on the Foundation's position in relation to other sources of financial support for teaching and research in the field of tropical medicine and parasitology;
  • 3)  to consider some of the possibilities for further development of the Foundation's activities.

It may be useful to preface this report with a brief review of the Foundation's background. It is familiar to some of you, but others may find it helpful.

The American Foundation for Tropical Medicine was established in 1935 in Washington, D. C., by the American Academy of Tropical Medicine. The Academy had been organized the previous year. The purpose of the Foundation was to provide a medium for contributions from philanthropically-minded individuals and from corporations with interests in tropical regions.


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