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Politics, science, and dread disease a short history of United States medical research policy by Stephen P. Strickland

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Medical policy -- United States,
  • Medicine -- Research -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Stephen P. Strickland.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR854.U5 S76
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 329 p.
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5298109M
ISBN 100674689550
LC Control Number72078427

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In this first historical analysis of national policy in biomedical research, Stephen Strickland examines the rise of the National Institutes for Health, tells of the recurrent struggle between elected public officials and science administrators over the pace and direction of cancer and heart disease research; analyzes the roles that key members of Congress have played in the development of medical research; and . Strickland, Stephen P. Politics, Science, and Dread Disease A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Citation Information. Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Harvard University Press. Pages: – An informative if somewhat smug review of how national policy evolved in biomedical research from when the federal government first began funding cancer studies to the State of the Union Message in which Richard Nixon urged that the conquest of cancer be made a new ""national goal."" Strickland, currently director of the Washington D.C. Office of the Univ. of California's Health.

The federal investment in health is measured in "megabucks" and is currently running (upward) at about 33 billion dollars each year. Although less than 5% of this total supports research, the annual budget of the National Institutes of Health has plateaued at well over a billion dollars—a figure that is still considered paltry by the architects of the Conquest of Cancer.   Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Stephen P. Strickland. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass Author: Charles V. Kidd. Politics, science, and dread disease. Strickland SP. PMID: [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] MeSH Terms. Legislation, Medical; National Institutes of Health (U.S.) Research Support as Cited by: The NIH Phenomenon. (Book Reviews: Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy)Author: Charles V. Kidd.

  Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Get this from a library! Politics, science, and dread disease; a short history of United States medical research policy. [Stephen P Strickland]. Politics, Science, and Dread Disease: a Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. In a subtle and penetrating cultural history, Patterson examines reactions to the disease through a century of American life. Readers interested in the cultural dimensions of science and medicine as well as historians, sociologists, and political scientists will be enlightened and challenged by this book.