The Office of History at the National Institutes of health is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. Email us at and we will provide the information to you in an alternate format. It would be helpful if you can be as specific as possible when describing the information you seek. If you prefer to call, please contact our office at 301.496.6610.

To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 page.

Notes on Text Size:

How big letters look on your screen depends on the way your computer is set up-how big your screen is, how your software is set up and any adaptive equipment is used.. In many web browsers you can easily change the font size by using the “View” menu, but in Internet Explorer you may need to change a setting if you want to enlarge the text.

If you are using Internet Explorer, please follow these instructions and you will be able to change the print size on your screen:

  • Click the “Tools” menu
  • Select “Internet Options...”
  • Click the “Accessibility...” button (near the bottom on the right)
  • Make sure the box “Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages” is checked

Once you make this change in your browser settings, you can go into the “View” menu in Internet Explorer, click “Text Size” and then select whichever size you like.

 The Office of History at NIH strives to enable all users to access the content on this website.


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Last updated: 4 March 2012
First published: 2 February 2005
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