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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
EMail from Harold Varmus to Christopher Reeve pdf (77,555 Bytes) ocr (2,103 Bytes)
EMail from Harold Varmus to Christopher Reeve
Description:
In 1996, actor Christopher Reeve, paralyzed in a riding accident a year earlier, began lobbying for more research into spinal cord injury. He got President Clinton to request $10 million of the NIH budget for this area, and several months later gave this speech to the Democratic National Convention. Varmus had visited Reeve in Bedford, NY several weeks earlier to help him write this address, which called on the politicians to address the needs of disabled Americans, especially by funding research into the causes and cures for disabling conditions. He noted that the government spends nearly $9 billion per year maintaining people with spinal cord injuries, but only $40 million on research that would help or even cure them.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (77,555 Bytes)
Date:
1996-08-28 (August 28, 1996)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
National Institutes of Health. Office of the Director
Recipient:
[Reeve, Christopher]
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 15
Unique Identifier:
MVBBYM
Document Type:
Electronic mail
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: NLM Collection
SubSeries: Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
SubSubSeries: Alphabetical Files
Folder: Reeve, Christopher, 1996-1997
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2014-10-27
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