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Admit it. Most of us take the NIH for granted these days. But creating a government agency to support bio-medical research was not an "easy sell" when the idea was first proposed. Hear the history of the NIH, and learn the story of Florence Mahoney, the little-known health activist who is often credited with creating it.
- Judith Robinson "Noble Conspirator: Florence S. Mahoney and the Rise of the National Institutes of Health" (Pub: The Francis Press, Washington, DC)
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