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The federal investment in health is measured in "megabucks" and is currently running (upward) at about 33 billion dollars each year. Although less than 5% of this total supports research, the annual budget of the National Institutes of Health has plateaued at well over a billion dollars—a figure that is still considered paltry by the architects of the Conquest of Cancer. Mr. Strickland, Director of the Washington, D.C., office of the new Health Policy Center of the University of California, San Francisco, has not only documented the growth of this medical research empire, but he has also ventured a few
Politics, Science, and Dread Disease. A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-797_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):797.
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