Historical NIH Photos, From Lab to Clinic

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NIH photographer Roy Perry had been a public relations photographer in New York City—a training experience that no doubt helped him when staging science photos. Perry captured the image below of Dr. Frederick Goldman using organic solvents to extract biological material in the NIH Division of Industrial Hygiene.

Perry also brought movement in more than just still photos—he brought new techniques, including a “moving picture” section to the Photography Branch. In the photo below, a young patient surrounded by a swirl of doctors' white coats at the NIH Clinical Center awaits their next move.

Stay tuned for photos by NIH's Sam Silverman from the 1950s!

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