Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.

...

The National Institute of Health Moves to Bethesda 

Div
classusagrid-row grid-gap
Div
classusagrid-widthcol-one-third4

Div
classusagrid-widthcol-two-thirds8

Michele Lyons - Curator, National Institutes of Health DeWitt Stetten Jr., Museum of Medical Research 

The NIH is the biomedical research organization of the federal government. Why is a government agency located in Bethesda, apparently masquerading as a university? The simple answer is that in the late 1930s, the NIH needed more room and a wealthy couple donated some of their land. The more complex answer involves domestic politics, social reform, international relations, economic depression, scientific advances, and personal ambitions. 

Download: 70acresofscience.pdf (12.3 MB)