National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the principal federal agency for health research in
the United States. The NIH is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The NIH comprises 27 institutes and centers that invest more than $28 billion annually to
research medical issues ranging from heart disease to sudden infant death syndrome to depression.
Currently based in Bethesda, MD, t he agency traces its roots to the Laboratory of Hygiene at the
Marine Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y., which was created in 1887.
Among the institutions within the NIH is the National
Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world and the distributor of the SNOMED CT clinical terminology
This was last updated in May 2010
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