early Computing at the NIH

From the abacus to Apple computers, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have taken advantage of the best computing technologies of the day, some of which now may seem antiquated. Here is a snapshot of some of the computing tools used in NIH labs, highlighting objects that are now in the NIH Stetten Museum collection.

 

Division of Research Grants Early "card reader" machine for analyzing biostatistical data, ca. 1957; click for a more detailed description of this image now in our photo archive

  • Abacus & Sliderules

  • Calculators

  • Early Data Storage

  • Computers

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    Last updated: 28 May 2014
    First published: 2 February 2005
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