Article ID: CBB494670541

A Research Enclave in 1940s Nigeria: The Rockefeller Foundation Yellow Fever Research Institute at Yaba, Lagos, 1943–49 (2018)


This article examines the history of yellow fever research carried out in West Africa in the 1940s by Rockefeller Foundation scientists. It engages with a number of debates in the history of medical research in colonial Africa, including experimentation, the construction of the “field,” and biosecurity.

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Authors & Contributors
Barrie, H. J.
Bedoya, Joanna
Brown, E. Richard
Carter, Tim
Fisher, Donald
Gandy, Matthew
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Health and History
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Boydell Press
MIT Press
University of California Press
University Press of America
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Yellow fever
Public health
Vaccines; vaccination
Foundations and trusts
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Levi, Giuseppe
Klotz, Oskar
Soper, Fred Lowe
Haddow, Alexander John
Raşit Hatipoğlu, Şevket
Doğramacı, İhsan
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
21st century
Great Britain
Latin America
United States
Rockefeller Foundation
National Health Service (Great Britain)
Ankara Yüksek Ziraat Enstitüsü
Illinois Central Railroad
Hacettepe Üniversitesi

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