Washington: United States Army Medical Department, Government Printing Office 1945. First Edition. IX, 184 pages. Blue printed wrappers as issued. Stain to lower front cover and affecting lower corner of text-block (which is also bumped). Good. Wrappers. 
Vannevar Bush was Director of the OSRD, which coordinated both public and very secretive (Manhattan Project) projects under President Roosevelt during the Second World War. After the war, it was clear that this government sponsored and organized activity (research to the benefit of the war effort) was a valuable and effective driver of core research of value to the nation. In November of 1944, Roosevelt asked Bush to come up with recommendations that be effected during peacetime, both for public and governmental benefits. This report includes Bush's recommendations to found a National Research Foundation. It took 5 years and another President before the National Science Foundation was eventually created in 1950.