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National Institutes of Health, Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD



B&W Photos

HB620980
BWPhotos 380028

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BWPhotos 380029

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BWPhotos 380030

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BWPhotos 380031

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BWPhotos 380032

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BWPhotos 380033

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BWPhotos 380034

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BWPhotos 380035

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BWPhotos 380036

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BWPhotos 380037

HB620990
BWPhotos 380038

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BWPhotos 380039

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BWPhotos 380040

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BWPhotos 380041

HB620994
BWPhotos 380042

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BWPhotos 380043

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BWPhotos 380044

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BWPhotos 380045

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BWPhotos 380046

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BWPhotos 380047

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BWPhotos 380048

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BWPhotos 380049

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BWPhotos 380050


Item Title
BWPhotos 380050

Location
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1102-A
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Significance: The Industrial Hygeine Laboratory, constructed in 1938, is one of the original laboratory buildings built for the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, and the first laboratory built solely for the study of industrial hygiene in the nation. The Georgian Revival building is one of a set of buildings built to serve as the nucleus for the national research center. The other two buildings constructed in 1938 were the Administration Building (Building 1) and the Public Health Methods & Animal Unit Building (Building 3). Planned around a central, landscaped square, the Administration Building was flanked to the northeast by the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory and to the southeast by the Public Health Methods & Animal Unit Building. As one of the three earliest buildings erected on the NIH campus, Building 2 contributes to the early history of the institution as a center for the study of disease. The Division of Industrial Hygiene of the United States Public Health Service was concerned primarily with maintaining the health of industrial workers across the country, and investigating the causes and effects of occupational accidents and diseases. The research conducted by NIH scientists in the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory produced dramatic improvements in working conditions and in the overall health of the civil population. These developments proved crucial to meeting the challenge of keeping the American people healthy during World War II, preventing disease, and providing military personnel with the finest medical care in history.

Subjects
Medicine
Hygeine
War (World War II)


Related Names
Wolcott, J. Winthrop Jr.
George A. Fuller Company
Samuel J. Crewell Iron Works
Walter S. Phelps Granite Company
Sweet's Steel Company
Aerofin Corporation
Hooper, Carol, Field Team
Fetzer, Kristin, Field Team
Smalling, Walter, Photographer
Brierton, Joan M., Historian
Lampl, Elizabeth, Historian
Florance Eichbaum Esocoff King Architects, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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