Dowling, Harry Filmore, 1904-2000
National Medical Audiovisual Center.
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Colloquium on the Bicentennial of Medicine in the United States, 1976
[Bethesda, Md.] : U. S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine ; [Atlanta : for loan by The Center ; Washington : for sale by National Audiovisual Center], 1976
See catalog record: 7602669A
This session, part of the National Library of Medicine's 1976 Colloquium on the Bicentennial of Medicine, features Harry F. Dowling, M.D., Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Illinois, and Visiting Scholar, National Library of Medicine, providing an historical overview of American scientists' contribution to the field of immunology research over the last 200 years. Dr. Dowling argues that the American contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and immunology in the 100 years after 1876 were directly proportional to the number of trained men and women in the country, and the number of laboratories invested in their study. Prior to 1900, little was accomplished. Dowling notes that the period from 1900 to the late 1930s was one of great growth in the field, while the years from the late 1930s to the mid-1970s featured discoveries that outpaced those of scientists elsewhere in the world.