Dr. Donald S. Fredrickson, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is standing with Dr. Samuel O. Thier, professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Thier chaired the first search for consensus conference held at NIH. They are facing each other in an unposed photograph. Dr. Fredrickson is wearing glasses and a lab coat. Dr. Thier is carrying papers and a large envelope.
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