Flashback to the Time of Analog Data Storage

Friday, July 3, 2015

Before flash drives, index cards provided portable information. Dr. Jack Davidson created a set about the NIH Clinical Center’s Nuclear Medicine Department (NMD). Davidson was its first director (1966-1971). The cards, of which only a few are shown here, include timelines of the NMD’s history and physicians, as well as a record of publicity about the department. There are also cards about specific NMD programs, such as the NIH’s Whole Body Counter and neutron generator, and the National Bureau of Standards’ reactor.

Follow us this month as we highlight a few of the NIH Office of History's more recent accessions.

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