Although this is a U. S. document publication glamorizing the much disputed and controversial Bolivian-U. S. Aid Program, this brochure does have value. For the first time a complete breakdown of the program is given. The charts containing the statistical data are excellent. The pictures provide the glamour but not intellectual depth.
The Bolivian Aid Program did not really start until 1952, but previous to that date some kind of mutual assistance program existed. Its historical beginning is the establishment in 1942 of the Inter-American Cooperative Public Health Service. Naturally a scholarly and unbiased evaluation of the whole Bolivian Aid Program is desirable. This brochure certainly is not of this nature.