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U.S. Government, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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U.S. Government, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Government, 2010

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency within the United States Department of Health and Human…

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D.O. Hill, St Rollox Chemical

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D.O. Hill, St Rollox Chemical, Published before Jan 1, 1925. Public domain in the United States, 30 September, 2006

The origins of the environmental movement lay in the response to increasing levels of smoke pollution in the atmosphere during the Industrial…

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide

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The American Red Cross, Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide, American Red Cross, 1941-1945

The American Red Cross created posters such as these to recruit volunteer nurses' aides. The caption reminds the viewer that "your help can save many…

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First photo - U.S. Government Printing Office. Second photo - U.S. National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine

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First photo - U.S. Government Printing Office. Second photo - U.S. National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, First photo - 1945. Second photo - 1999

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information…

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World Health Organization, World Health Organization Established in 1948

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World Health Organization, World Health Organization Established in 1948, WHO, 1948

"The World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1948 on April 7th, now known as World Health Day, the World Health Organization was first…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931)

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

When we think of public service and the Straus family, we usually think of Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926). A few of his positions include Minister to…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Milk Depot

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Milk Depot, The Straus Historical Society, 1893

After the Civil War, there was some recognition that the quality of the milk sold to the city's poor was substandard. Small, but unsuccessful, efforts…

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Frances Mori, World Health Organization (WHO)

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Frances Mori, World Health Organization (WHO), WHO, 2016

WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000…

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The Senate Finance Committee , United States Senate Committee on Finance, 1789 -

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The Senate Finance Committee , United States Senate Committee on Finance, 1789 -, The Senate Finance Committee , First photo - 1932-8 Second photo - 2016

During the Senate’s first 27 years (1789-1816), it had no standing committees.  The early Senate was a small body.  It conducted its work through…

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Stepping Stones, Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones, Stepping Stones, Stepping Stones, Logo: 2016 Photo: May 2011

A photograph of some of those involved with Stepping Stones, recognized with the "Stepping Up Award", a pastry platter designed by residents. This is…

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