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The Harold Varmus Papers

[Harold Varmus at the unveiling of his NIH Director's portrait (image 1)]
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Standing beside Dr. Varmus (who had since left NIH three years earlier to head the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York) is current NIH Director Elias Zerhouni.
At the ceremony, Varmus gave an art history lesson on the portrait, which has him in the foreground seated and looking gregarious in an open-collared shirt, and a prominent backdrop featuring a famous painting, executed by Jacques Louis David in 1788, of French scientist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and his wife Marie Pierette Paulze. The work was from artist John R. Friedman, whose portraits of other scientific leaders interested Varmus enough to commission him.
More on the ceremony can be found in the 18 February 2003 edition of the NIH Record.
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15 January 2003
[Crawford, John]
[National Institutes of Health (U.S.)]
Original Repository: National Institutes of Health. Office of NIH History
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Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
Metadata Record [Harold Varmus at the unveiling of his NIH Director's portrait (image 2)] [15 January 2003] jpg (163,489 Bytes)
Metadata Record Varmus Portrait Dedicated in Bldg. 1 (February 18, 2003) pdf (288,764 Bytes) ocr (7,078 Bytes)
Metadata Record [Varmus' remarks at the unveiling of his portrait at NIH] [15 January 2003] pdf (320,541 Bytes) ocr (11,655 Bytes)
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