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  • President Roosevelt Dedicates NIH (NARA, 1940)

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    This videotape is a copy of a film of the speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the dedication of the Bethesda, Maryland campus of the National Institute of Health on October 31, 1940. President Roosevelt, standing on the portico in front of Building 1, speaks about the role of government in promoting and stimulating research into cancer and other diseases, and the work of the Public Health Service and the National Cancer Institute. Speaking in the context of the war in Europe, President Roosevelt emphasizes that the "total defense" of a nation relies not just on military might, but also on a strong and healthy population.Gov. O'Connor of Maryland and Dr. Thompson also appear. [Portions of the video and audio of the full 12-minute speech are missing.]

    Produced by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Learn more about this film and search its transcript at NLM Digital Collections: http://resource.nlm.nih.gov...

    About this event, see also:
    Sound recording: http://youtu.be/1wA9ymUNbeY
    Transcript: http://research.archives.go...
    Photographs: http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna...

    Learn more about the National Library of Medicine's historical audiovisuals program at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd... Show less
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  • History of Medicine Play

    NLM's History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.

    Please note that some digitized films made available by the NLM may contain material that some viewers may find to be challenging, disturbing or offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

    Learn more at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/
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    NLM conducts much of its outreach in partnership with other libraries and community organizations across the nation. NLM supports many of its health information outreach projects through the NN/LM program. Working under 5-year contracts with NLM, eight Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) coordinate NN/LM outreach at local, state and regional levels. Each RML is responsible for identifying and responding to health information needs among the health professionals and general public within its Region. Special attention is given to the needs of minority and other underserved populations as well as health professionals practicing in rural and inner city communities and health professionals unaffiliated with an institution maintaining a health sciences library. The RMLs also focus on outreach to public health and public library personnel. RML staff travel across the regions demonstrating MEDLINE®, MedlinePlus®, PubMed® and other NLM resources for health professionals and the general public. The RMLs fund numerous outreach projects and other awards to Network member libraries and community organizations.
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    NLM's Exhibition Program promotes public education about science, medicine, and history through its creation of interactive exhibitions, multimedia displays, traveling exhibitions, web sites, symposia, films, lectures, and publications.
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    The National Library of Medicine began quite humbly, as a few books in the office of the Surgeon General of the Army. Learn more about NLM here.
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