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Author Farley, John, 1936-

Title Brock Chisholm, the World Health Organization, and the Cold War / John Farley
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents First steps, 1945-46 -- Who was Brock Chisholm? -- Interim Commission, 1946-48: The long wait -- First World Health assemblies: into the Cold War -- Money matters -- Politics matter --Social medicine and its decline -- Tuberculosis: the vaccine controversy -- Penicillin bullet: syphilis and yaws -- Malaria and famine -- Nearly torn apart: the WHO and the Catholic Church -- Only one term -- Retirement
Summary "This is the story of a man and an institution. Brock Chisholm was one of the most influential Canadians of the twentieth century. A world-renowned psychiatrist, he was the first director-general of the World Health Organization, and built it up against overwhelming political odds in the years immediately following the Second World War." "During Chisholm's lifetime, the only other Canadians as internationally prominent were Lester B. Pearson and Marshall McLuhan. Yet today he has been largely forgotten - perhaps because he was so controversial. An atheist and a fierce critic of jingoistic nationalism, he supported world peace and world government and became a champion of the United Nations and the WHO."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Chisholm, Brock, 1896-1971.
SUBJECT Chisholm, Brock, 1896-1971
Chisholm, Brock, 1896-1971 fast
Chisholm, Brock. swd
Subject World Health Organization -- History
SUBJECT World Health Organization -- history
World Health Organization fast
Weltgesundheitsorganisation gnd
Subject World health.
Public health -- International cooperation.
Cold War.
Health services administrators -- Canada -- Biography
International cooperation.
Public health.
Global Health
Administrative Personnel -- history
History, 20th Century
International Cooperation
Public Health
Armed Conflicts
public health.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
Public health
International cooperation
Health services administrators
Public health -- International cooperation
World health
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011489775
ISBN 9780774814782