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Wealth Well-Given: The Enterprise and Benevolence of Lord Nuffield

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1174
  1. F Prochaska

    Ed F John Minns Alan Sutton, £18.99, pp 318 ISBN 0–7509–0656–1

    Lord Nuffield occupies a special place in the gallery of British benefactors. Indeed, he stands out this century as the pre-eminent home grown millionaire who was disposed to give his millions away at home. As often as not, the great 20th century philanthropists in Britain have been foreign born - Ernest Cassel and Calouste Gulbenkian, for example - or Scots who made their fortunes abroad, such as Andrew Carnegie and Lord Mount Stephen. Nuffield seems almost an aberration, an Englishman with barely a trace of cosmopolitanism. The story told in this informative …

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