Plagues and Politics (United States Public Health Service, 1998)

This video traces the changes and growth of the United States Public Health Service from its authorization by John Adams in 1798 as the Marine Hospital Service to its reorganization in the 1970s. Still photographs and film clips are presented along with a detailed narrative history.

Learn more about this film and search its transcript at NLM Digital Collections: http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/100887854

Learn more about the National Library of Medicine’s historical audiovisuals program at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/collections/films

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