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 recorder used in the Division of Research Grants, ca. 1957

  • Abacus & Sliderules

  • Calculators

  • Early Data Storage

  • Computers















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    Last updated: 21 July 2015
    First published: 2 February 2005
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