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Dr. Joseph J. Kinyoun: Father of the NIH

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In 1887, Dr. Joseph James Kinyoun founded the Hygienic Laboratory, from which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evolved. This Web portal explores the fascinating life story of Joe Kinyoun, the acknowledged Father of the NIH, and the crucible of social, scientific, and political forces during his time that were associated with the dawn of the microbial era in the United States.

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Video: NIH Research Festival - Uneasy Death: Three Things that Haunt Me 93 Years After My Passing—October 9, 2012

NIH Podcast about Dr. Joseph Kinyoun and his role in NIH history—July 2012

Video: The Forgotten Indispensable Man - Joe Kinyoun and the Birth of NIH—September 26, 2011

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Last Updated November 14, 2012

Last Reviewed February 21, 2012