in the Twentieth Century: Practices, Policies, and Politics,
edited by Caroline Hannaway. A book presenting new scholarship
on the history of the NIH and the history of biomedicine,
and honoring the career and accomplishments of the Office’s
founding director, Dr. Victoria A. Harden.
in the Twentieth Century, (Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2008), edited by David Cantor, Ph.D.,
Deputy Director, Office of NIH History.
On both sides of the Atlantic, cancer control programs
emerged in the early twentieth century; most were focused
on early detection and treatment. Yet, those initiatives
took very different forms in different countries. Focusing
on the United States and Britain, this volume features
works on subjects such as the portrayal of cancer in
the movies, feminist surgeons, risk factors for breast
cancer, and the emergence of clinical trials.
Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness
in a High-tech Era (New York: Farrar,
Straus & Giroux, 2008), Robert Martensen, M.D.,
Ph.D., Director, Office of NIH History.
Intended for general readers confronting tough questions
about how to navigate serious illness, this book of
eight linked tales draws on Martensen’s experiences
of caring for approximately 75,000 patients as an emergency