Oral history interview with Adetokunbo O. Lucas, 1999


Lucas, Adetokunbo O (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Adetokunbo O. Lucas, 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Adetokunbo O. Lucas : oral history, 1999
Childhood in Nigeria; medical school in the United Kingdom; teaching at University of Ibadan; transfer to World Health Organization (WHO); tropical disease research at WHO; development of onchocerciasis drugs; funding sources for WHO; research trip to USSR; relationship with Carnegie Corporation; leadership within Carnegie Corporation; research on infant mortality in Africa; provision of planning g rant to Columbia University; complications encountered during the project; training of obstetricians in Ghana; grant for safe blood transfusion in Uganda; grant for medical library in Zimbabwe; establishment of health minister training program at Harvard University; teaching at Weill Medical School; teaching public health at Harvard University; role of American philanthropy in African development; democratization in South Africa
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Medical scientists; Public health--Developing countries; Maternal health services--Developing countries; Lucas, Adetokunbo O; Carnegie Corporation of New York; World Health Organization
oral histories
Physical Description
66 pages
Note (Biographical)
Public Health Official
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Interviewed by Sharon Zane on October 18, 1999
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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