The Rocket Boys of NIH: How the National Institutes of Health Gives Hope and Health to kids and the World
What It's About
In 1957, members of an NIH review committee dug into their wallets and purses to give a "grant" to a 9-year-old boy named Terence Boylan of Snyder, N.Y. His energetic request for $10 to build a rocket ship with his friend Bruce Cook moved distinguished members of this NIH committee to invest in the future. The book tells the trials and triumphs of NIH's youngest researchers. It also shows how NIH and medical researchers work to save lives and make people healthier.
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