Clarence James Gamble: An Extraordinary Life

CLARENCE JAMES GAMBLE
An Extraordinary Life

The Life of Clarence James Gamble, Founder of Pathfinder International

A truly great human being is one who sees problems a generation before they arise and takes actions that still resonate a generation later: Clarence Gamble was such a person.
—Malcolm Potts, Professor Emeritus and Holder of Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Co-director, Berkeley International Group; CEO, Family Health International.

Sixty-minute DVD from Gamble Archives, Countway Library, Harvard University
Narrated by Miriam Reed

 

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Clarence James Gamble (1894-1966), grandson of co-founder James Gamble of Procter & Gamble, used his life and his own wealth to promote contraception knowledge and health care for women. As a Harvard MD, he devoted his life to medical research that would give women an affordable contraceptive and assisted Margaret Sanger in seeding maternal health clinics throughout America and later, under Planned Parenthood International, throughout the world. With his own non-profit organization, Pathfinder International, during his lifetime he was working in sixty countries. Today, Pathfinder International carries on his work in over twenty countries in Africa, India and the Near East.