the remarkable life of Ruth Lillian Kirschstein, M.D.”
by Alison F. Davis, Ph.D.
“There are very few people who have such a profound impact on their professions that the telling of their life story is also a recounting of the history of their time and place. Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., who provided direction and leadership to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through much of the second half of the 20th century, was one such person. At a moment in time when professional service to the government is often not given the respect it deserves, the story of Ruth’s life, and the positive effect she had on public policy, public health, and the training of several generations of biomedical researchers, should inspire those considering public service and give great satisfaction to those currently serving the nation and the world.”
History of Medicine Collection /3rd Floor
WAR WZ 100 K605d 2011