New Frontiers of Biomedical Research
The National Library of Medicine announces a one-day symposium, New
Frontiers of Biomedical Research, 1945-1980, on October 29, 2001, at its
Lister Hill Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in
The conference will explore the history of 20th century biomedical
research in the United States, through the insights of scientists who
have been instrumental in three areas: the administration of the U.S.
biomedical research establishment, psychopharmacology, and genetics.
Main speakers will be Julius Axelrod, 1970 Nobel Laureate for work in
neuroscience; Donald S. Fredrickson, former director of the National
Institutes of Health, 1975-1981; and Joshua Lederberg, 1958 Nobel
Laureate for work in bacterial genetics. Their work will be explored
through dialogue with noted contemporary historians of science,
including Nathaniel Comfort, David Hart, David Healy, Ellen Herman, M.
Susan Lindee, Stuart Leslie, and Jan Sapp.
The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration
is requested. For further information, please see the web site
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/newfrontiers or e-mail to
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