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Exhibit Credits

This exhibit is derived from an educational poster created by Mr. Lowell Peart, working in collaboration with Mr. Thomas Flavin and his colleagues of the Office of Communications, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The poster was issued in 1987 to commemorate the NIH's centennial, as defined by the creation, in August 1887, of the 'Laboratory of Hygiene' at the Marine Hospital on Staten Island.

The original online exhibit was prepared in 1998 by David Harding and R. P. C. Rodgers, M.D., at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine.


Photo Credits

National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Kenmore Diorama of Colonial Fredericksburg courtesy of Fredericksburg, Virginia Department of Tourism
'Philadelphia in the Olden Time' from the Harry T. Peters 'America on Stone'
Lithography collection, National Museum of American History
20th Century-Fox, from 'Twelve O'Clock High,' copyright 1949