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Poster Illustration by L. Azzinaro

Dr. Joseph J. Kinyoun, founder of the Hygienic Laboratory. Photograph of oil painting in the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

A representation of the cholera epidemic of the nineteenth century. National Library of Medicine photograph archive

Photo of Dr. Kinyoun
, photograph courtesy of the NIH Almanac

Dr. Ida A. Bengtson, the first woman to be hired as a bacteriologist in the Hygienic Laboratroy. National Library of Medicine photograph archive.

Senator Joseph E. Ransdell of Louisiana. National Library of Medicine photograph archive

NIH campus, ca. 1947. National Cancer Institute "Building 6" shown to the right. NIH Historical Office photograph archive

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the new NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. National Archives and Records Administration photograph, courtesy of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York

Industrial worker in protective gear. National Archives and Records Administration. (Note on photographer: this photograph was probably taken by the distinguished African American photographer Gordon Parks, employed during World War II by the United States government to document the war effort.)

WWII Oxygen communications mask. Courtesy of Dr. Adrianne Noe, Director, National Museum of Health and Medicine

Dr. James A. Shannon, NIH Director, 1955 - 1968, receiving the Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. NIH record, 20 August 1968, p. 1.

Dr. James A. Shannon, courtesy of the NIH Almanac

National Institute of Health, 1949, NIH Historical Office photograph archive

Artist's 1948 sketch for the NIH Clinical Center. NIH Historical Office photograph archive

"In 1944, X-ray treatments for cancer were first tested on tumors for mice. This instrument was used to position the mouse so that only the tumor to be irradiated was exposed while the rest of the body was protected." National Library of Medicine photograph archive

"In 1955, open-heart surgery was performed at the NIH Clinical Center using hypothermia." National Library of Medicine photograph archive

Dr. DeWitt Stetten, Jr. NIH Historical Office photographic archive.

National Library of Medicine.
NIH Historical Office photograph archive

Poster for a 1995 Consensus Development Conference about a medical problem widely suffered by travelers. Medical Arts and Photography Branch poster, National Institutes of Health

Poster for 1997 Consensus Development Conference on biomaterials. Medical Arts and Photography Branch poster, National Institutes of Health

Poster for 1997 conference on arthritis and osteoporosis, sponsored by the NIH Office for Research on Women's Health. Medical Arts and Photography Branch, National Institutes of Health

   
       
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