Monday, January 30, 2006

Seventy Acres of Science: The NIH Moves to Bethesda

Michele Lyons, Curator of the DeWitt Stetten Jr., Museum of Medical Research, has created an E-book that details the history of the NIH Campus in Bethesda during the 1930s. The book contains information about the Luke Wilsons and their estate, the construction of the first six buildings, and the ceremony at which President Roosevelt dedicated the campus. An audio recording of the speech is available.
"The National Institute of Health speaks the universal language of humanitarianism. It has been devoted throughout its long and distinguished history to furthering the health of all mankind, in which service it has recognized no limitations imposed by international boundaries; has recognized no distinctions of race, of creed, or of color."

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