Varmus's revised draft of "Proposal for Focus on Complementary and Alternative Medicine," written several days
after Senator Harkin called for establishing a Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH (see Congressional
Record, 9/23/97); it proposes a new office--not center--with more funding and authority, under the Assistant Secretary for
Health. Varmus was opposed to expanding the Alternative Medicine office into a formal NIH center, and he and his staff formulated
several other options to avoid this, although the legislators prevailed in the end.
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National Institutes of Health. Office of the Director
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999