National Science Foundation Special Committee on Medical Research Records 1948-1975
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The U.S. Hygienic Laboratory was established in 1887 under the U.S. Marine Hospital Service. It became a part of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1912. In 1930 the facility was renamed the National Institute of Health. From the guide to the Station journal of the Hygienic Laboratory/National Institute of Health, 1922-1937, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine) The U.S. Hygienic Laboratory was established in 1887 under the U.S. Marine Hospital Service....
In January, 1955, at the request of the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Oveta Culp Hobby, the National Science Foundation appointed a Special Committee on Medical Research, also known as the Long Committee, to undertake a review and evaluation of the medical research programs of the department. The committee was composed of C.N.H. Long, M.D., Chairman, Edward A. Doisy, Ph.D., Ernest W. Goodpasture, M.D., A. Baird Hastings, Ph.D., Charles B. Huggins, M....
The mission of the FDA History Office is to increase knowledge of the history, mission, and activities of the FDA and its predecessor, the Bureau of Chemistry of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The office provides perspective on current policy objectives and increases public understanding of FDA's purpose and function. In general, office activities concern research, documentation, consultation, and information. In 1968, James Harvey Young received a grant from the National Library of Medici...
In March 1972 President Richard Nixon called for an "intensive study" and requested a plan for developing a "safe, fast, and efficient nationwide blood collection and distribution system." Nixon's request was the result of several independent events and initiatives throughout the late 1960s that focused on the U.S. lack of an efficient system for maintaining a sufficiently ample, risk-free national blood supply. The primary aim of the policy was to eliminate the nation's dependence on an oft-con...
Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) ...