Mr. Health — the Rock of Building 1

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lecture series, trees, and even whole buildings bear the names of people who have been important to NIH. This month we’ll look at a few of these memorials.

The plaza in front of Building 1 was named for Paul G. Rogers, a Congressional representative from Florida also known as “Mr. Health.” The only outdoor honor for a lawmaker on the campus, the plaza pleased Rogers because of his interests in health and the environment.

Rogers had a hand in several health-related policies including the National Cancer Act; the Heart, Lung, and Blood Act; and the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Act. Click to learn more about his distinguished career.

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