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Centers for disease control: the Rockefeller Foundation and the yellow fever laboratories in the United States, South America and Africa

Grant number: 14/01561-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 12, 2015
Effective date (End): July 11, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History
Principal Investigator:Cristina de Campos
Grantee:Aleidys Hernandez Tasco
Supervisor abroad: Cristina Mehrtens
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Toronto (U of T), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:13/13033-4 - International scientific relations: the yellow fever laboratories program of the Rockefeller Foundation in the United States, South America and Africa (1935-1947), BP.DR


Strategic plans for yellow fever control were addressed by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1935 by means of cooperation activities with the governments of Brazil, Colombia and British colonies of Nigeria and Uganda by establishing new laboratories of fieldwork and central laboratory work, which were responsible for studying this disease during 1935-1947. The research project ( Process n° 2013/13033-4) sponsored by FAPESP aims to analyze the dynamic of the medical-scientist program that there was established in those yellow fever laboratories of Rockefeller Foundation, in order to understand the international scientific relationships that arose from the study of this disease. The purpose of this research internship abroad is to gather and examine the documentation preserved by Rockefeller Archive Center in New York, especially those sources to analyze the course of laboratories in Africa, since all of the primary documentation obtained so far has been on the laboratories in South America. This documentation includes field diaries, correspondence, reports, among others documents that will allow us to bring together empirical data to analyze the relationships between laboratories and their scientists as well as the production of this scientific knowledge. This work will be developed under the supervision of Professor Anne-­Emanuelle Birn, who has wide expertise on history of Rockefeller International Health, and is currently associate researcher in The Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, localized in Toronto, Canada. (AU)