NIH Clinical Center

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ANESTHESIA AND SURGICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

CLINICAL BIOETHICS DEPARTMENT

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

IMAGING SCIENCES PROGRAM

Diagnostic Radiology Department

Laboratory of Diagnostic Radiology Research

Nuclear Medicine Department

Positron Emission Tomography Department

LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

NURSING DEPARTMENT

PHARMACY DEPARTMENT

REHABILITATION MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

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Introduction

Individuals with a visionary commitment to biomedical research founded the National Institutes of Health Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center more than 50 years ago. On January 16, 1948, words from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the initial Clinical Center construction appropriation, attested to this commitment: “… this Committee unanimously, on both sides, without regard to party or politics or anything else, is supremely interested in this matter of providing proper clinical research facilities that will the bring the sufferer, the human patient, into direct contact with the researchers. The time has come to recognize that we must provide trained people—clinicians and technicians and researchers—and at the same time give to suffering humanity, which has these diseases, the opportunity to be studied …”

In the ensuing years there has been a great deal of growth and change in biomedicine. The NIH Clinical Center, then and now, continues to set the stage for the synthesis of medical knowledge—knowledge that has radically improved the prospects of human health. Many past milestones and the exciting future that lies ahead will be recognized as the Clinical Center marks its fiftieth anniversary during special activities planned throughout the year.

A simultaneous commitment to excellence in clinical research, patient care and management lies at the heart of how the Clinical Center conducts business. This dedication reflects and expands upon the vision of the Clinical Center’s founders.

This publication profiles the work carried out by the NIH Clinical Center.


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