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Collection Details


Collection Name: Edward Shorter The Health Century Oral History Collection
Repository Name: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Local Identifier: OH 136
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/shorter.html
Dates Spanned: 1986-1987
Description: The collection consists of interviews conducted by Edward Shorter in preparation for his book The Health Century (1987). Interviewees include industry representatives from companies such as Merck, Phizer, and Bristo-Myers and NIH leaders. The work explores the incredible progress of medical science since 1945 with the U.S. leading the advance. The book contends that America's world predominance in medical research was the result of a unique cooperative synergy between academic medicine, private sector research, and the NIH.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 37
Broad Subjects: Health
ASP Subjects: History; Medical sciences; Medicine; Medicine--Research; National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; Oral history; Research; Research institutes; United States
Other Subjects: Drug companies
Collection Code: OHC0000440