Rally for Medical Research
Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Carnegie Library Grounds at Mt. Vernon Square
801 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
In 1897, a one-room diagnostic laboratory was established on Staten Island to assist with quarantine activities against cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, and plague. Within months, The Hygienic Laboratory, as it was called, had for the first time in the US, isolated the cholera bacillus. This was the beginning of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has since supported life-saving di...