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NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NIGMS/      

National Institute of General Medical Sciences : NIGMS Legislative Chronology


October 17, 1962--Public Law 87-838 authorized the Surgeon General to establish an institute to conduct and support research and research training in the general or basic medical sciences and in related natural or behavioral sciences that have significance for two or more other institutes of NIH, or that lie outside the general areas of responsibility of any other institute.


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