Forerunner of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Title: Forerunner of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: Two males in a a small attic room in the Marine Hospital in the village of Stapleton on Staten Island, New York, the birthplace of the National Institutes of Health. There in 1887, 27-year-old Dr. Joseph Kinyoun set up his one-person laboratory of hygiene to research cholera and other communicable diseases such as diphtheria, typhoid, small pox, typhus, plague and tuberculosis.
Topics/Categories: Historical -- Graphics
Locations -- Clinic/Hospital
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-1887-3229
Date Created: 1887
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.