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A Short History of the National Institutes of Health
  Dr. James A. Shannon, NIH Director  
   
  Photograph of Dr. James A. Shannon, NIH Director, 1955 - 1968, receiving the Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.  
     
  Dr. James A. Shannon, NIH Director (1955 - 1968) receiving the Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.  
     
     
     
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