The NIH Record

May 5, 1998
Vol. L, No. 9

NIDR Oral Surgeon Brahim Leads Mission to Hanoi

Glimpses Into the Future of Pain Relief

Frederick Festival Connects Science, Health

1998 Stride Program
Now Recruiting

DASH to GSI Cafeterias
in May

Rabson Room Dedicated
in Bldg. 10

News Briefs





Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

'Evidence and Action'
Science of Epidemiology:
More Than Meets the Eye

By Carla Garnett

Dr. Mark Parascandola exhumes smoking debate.

Back in 1926, prominent NIH scientist Dr. Wilhelm Hueper wrote: "We may eliminate the inhalation of cigarette smoke as a causative factor for this increase [in lung cancer incidence and deaths]...cigarette smoke may only have a contributory influence, if at all." By the 1950's, when the issue began coming to a public head, Hueper was staunchly defending his position, even in the face of mounting scientific evidence to the contrary. A pathologist who in 1948 was appointed chief of environmental cancer research at NCI, Hueper also routinely discouraged -- in word and deed -- launching public health efforts to warn the American people about the potential dangers of smoking.
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'Engine 511' Already on Call
New Pumper Fired Up for NIH Duty

By Carla Garnett

The NIH Fire Department recently revealed its newest fire fighting acquisition, a 1998 1,500 gallon-per-minute Pierce Saber pumper truck. Designated "Engine 511," the new $250,000 vehicle hails from Appleton, Wisc., seats four fire fighters and offers a substantial increase in pumping capacity over the "old 511," which, after 16 years on the job, was retired to GSA's surplus facility in Franconia, Va.
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