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Medal winners : how the Vietnam war launched Nobel careers / Raymond S....

Title: Medal winners : how the Vietnam war launched Nobel careers / Raymond S. Greenberg.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Greenberg, Raymond S., speaker.
Summary of (work): Greenberg, Raymond S. Medal winners.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : [National Institutes of Health], [2020]
Related Names: National Institutes of Health (U.S.), issuing body.
Series: NIH history lecture
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (1 hr., 2 min.)) : color, sound
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Language: eng
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MeSH Subjects: Physicians
Nobel Prize
Biomedical Research
Government Agencies
Federal Government
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
United States
Other Subject(s): Goldstein, Joseph L. (Joseph Leonard)
Brown, Michael S., 1941-
Lefkowitz, Robert J., 1943-
Varmus, Harold.
United States. Selective Service Extension Act of 1950.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.).
Summary: (CIT): NIH History Lecture As the ground war in Vietnam escalated in the late 1960s, the US government leveraged the so-called doctor draft to secure adequate numbers of medical personnel in the armed forces. Among newly minted physicians’ few alternatives to military service was the Clinical Associate Training Program at the National Institutes of Health. Though only a small percentage of applicants were accepted, the elite program launched an unprecedented number of remarkable scientific careers that would revolutionize medicine at the end of the twentieth century. Medal Winners recounts this overlooked chapter and unforeseen byproduct of the Vietnam War through the lives of four former NIH clinical associates who would go on to become Nobel laureates. Raymond S. Greenberg traces their stories from their pre-NIH years and apprenticeships through their subsequent Nobel Prize-winning work, which transformed treatment of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Greenberg shows how the Vietnam draft unintentionally ushered in a golden era of research by bringing talented young physicians under the tutelage of leading scientists and offers a lesson in what it may take to replicate such a towering center of scientific innovation as the NIH in the 1960s and 1970s.
Notes: Closed-captioned.
NLM Unique ID: 101774279
Other ID Numbers: (DNLM)CIT:31389


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