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Looks at the history of philanthropy in science, focusing on the work of John D. Rockerfeller
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This book chronicles the history of the Rockefeller Foundation's support of scientific research from the early 1900s until c.1945. Rockefeller hired people to travel the globe to find worthy projects; they dubbed themselves the "circuit riders," the name traveling Methodist preachers had given themselves during frontier days. Some projects were less than successful; others became landmarks, such as the discovery of penicillin. Many world-renowned scientists worked for or owed a debt to the Rockefeller Foundation. Recommended for libraries with business history and history of science collections.
- Gregg Sapp, Idaho State Univ. Lib., Boise
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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