Organized Collections

The Board on Medicine, 1967-1970

The Board on Medicine was established by a motion of the NAS Council in June 1967. The Board, originally called the Board on Medicine & Public Health, was to serve as an advisory body that would “formulate recommendations on matters of policy related to medicine and public health.” The prehistory of the Board lay in discussions centering around the need for and desirability of establishing a National Academy of Medicine; what would eventually issue from the Board in 1970 wasn’t a National Academy of Medicine per se, but an Institute of Medicine under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences.

During its three year existence, the Board initiated or proposed studies in a number of fields, including medical education and the deliver of health care services to the disadvantaged. Perhaps the Board’s best-known product was a 1968 statement on cardiac transplantation in humans.

At the same time that the Board was pursuing its program efforts, it was also looking into the matter of what institutional form it ultimately should take. The end result was the formal establishment of the Institute of Medicine in December 1970.

The records of the Board on Medicine are organized into five series, as described below:

Series 1: Board on Medicine (BOM)
Series 2: BOM Programs
Series 3: National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Proposed
Series 4: Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Series 5: Subject Files


Volume: approximately 5 linear feet
Span dates: 1964-1974
Bulk dates: 1967-1970

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Series 1: Board on Medicine (BOM)
This series contains administrative records of the BOM, including correspondence, meeting records, memoranda and other materials documenting the establishment, funding, membership and other administrative activities of the Board on Medicine.

Annual Report: 1969

Chairman’s Report to NAS Section of Medical Sciences: 1970

Establishment: Board on Medicine & Public Health: 1967

Press Release & Coverage: 1967
General: 1967-1968

Function Statement: 1968

Drafts & Discussion: 1968

Funding

Requests to Foundations: Historical Listing: 1967-1970
Requests to Foundations: General: 1968-1969
General: 1967-1970

Inquiries: 1967-1970

Meetings

Agenda & Background: 22 Jul 1970
Transcript: 22 Jul 1970
Agenda & Background: 24-25 Jun 1970
Minutes: 24 Jun 1970
Transcript: 24 Jun 1970
Transcript: 13-14 May 1970
Agenda: 11-12 Mar 1970
Transcript: 11-12 Mar 1970
Agenda: 21-22 Jan 1970
Transcript: 21-22 Jan 1970
General: 21-22 Jan 1970
Agenda: 12-13 Nov 1969
Minutes: 12-13 Nov 1969
Transcript: 12-13 Nov 1969
Agenda: 29-30 Sept 1969
Minutes: 29-30 Sept 1969
Transcript: 29-30 Sept 1969
General: 29-30 Sept 1969
Transcript: 30 July 1969
General: 30 July 1969
Agenda: 25-26 Jun 1969
Transcript: 25-26 Jun 1969
Transcript: Executive Session: 26 Jun 1969
Agenda: 7-8 May 1969
Minutes: 7-8 May 1969
Transcript: 7-8 May 1969
General: 7-8 May 1969
Agenda: 12-13 Mar 1969
Transcript: 12-13 Mar 1969
Agenda: 16-17 Jan 1969
Transcript: 16-17 Jan 1969
Agenda: 20-21 Nov 1968
Transcript: 20-21 Nov 1968
Agenda: 25-26 Sept 1968
Transcript: 25-26 Sept 1968
General: 25-26 Sept 1968
Transcript: 22 Jul 1968
General: 22 Jul 1968
Transcript: 13 Jun 1968
General: 13-14 Jun 1968
Background Material: 10-11 Apr 1968
Minutes: 10-11 Apr 1968
General: 10-11 Apr 1968
Minutes: Draft: 4 Mar 1968
General: 4 Mar 1968
Minutes: Draft: 1-2 Feb 1968
General: 1-2 Feb 1968
Minutes: 14-15 Dec 1967
General: 14-15 Dec 1967
Minutes: 15 Nov 1967
General: 15 Nov 1967

Membership

Committee on Expansion of Membership: 1969-1970
Murtaugh J S: 1967
Representation of Specialties: 1967-1969
General: 1967-1968

Professions Represented: Proposed: 1967-1968

Program Planning Committee: 1970

Transmittals

1969-1970
1968

General: 1967-1970

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Series 2: BOM Programs
This series contains the records of BOM studies, statements, responses to requests for comment or advice, and other program activities.

Ad hoc Committee on Mondale Resolution: 1968

Colloquia: Reform of Medical Education: Jt w NIH: 1968-1969

Proceedings: I: 1969
Proceedings: II: 1969

Comment on Rules on Clinical Investigation of Methadone: 1970

Issues of Interest to BOM

Computers in Health & Medical Education: 1967-1969
Genetics: 1968-1970
Medicare: 1969
Population & Family Planning: 1968

Public Policy Paper: Proposed: Influenza: 1969

Statements

Cardiac Transplantation in Man

Drafts & BOM Comments: 1968
Final: 1968
Letter to NIH Investigators & Responses: 1968
Requests & Inquiries: 1968-1970
Transmittal: 1968
Wangensteen Correspondence: 1968
General: 1968-1969

DDT: Unreleased: 1970

National Health Policy: Unreleased: 1969

Studies

Biomedical Education for Future

Background Papers I & II: 1968
Background Papers: General: 1968
Beginning of Program: 1968
Discussion at BOM Meeting Nov 1968
Discussion at BOM Meeting Jun 1968
Meetings: 1968-1969
Membership: 1968
NIH Contract PH 43-64-44: Task Order 49: 1968
NIH Contract PH 43-64-44: General: 1968-1969
Panels: Education of Medical Scientists: 1968-1969
Panels: Executive: 1969
Panels: Executive: 1968
Panels: Financing of Biomedical Education: 1968-1969
Panels: Graduate Medical Education: 1968-1969
Panels: Manpower Needs for Health Care Systems: 1968-1969
Panels: Membership Lists: 1968-1969
Panels: Premedical Education: 1968-1969
Panels: Responsibilities of Health Professional Schools in International Affairs: 1968-1969
Panels: Responsibilities of Medical Schools in Provision of Health Services: 1968-1969
Panels: Undergraduate Medical Education: 1968
Panels: Untapped Manpower Resources for Biology & Medicine: 1968-1969
Panels: General: 1968
Planning Phase Report & Study Proposal: 1969
Proposal: Physician’s View of Education & Career: 1969
Proposal to NIH: 1968
Proposals: 1969
Proposals: General: 1968-1969
Reorganization & End of Program: 1968-1969
Report: Table of Contents: Proposed: 1968
General: 1968-1969

Contrasts in Health Status

Background [Proposed Study on Health & the Disadvantaged]: 1968
Budget: 1969-1970
Components: Infant & Perinatal Mortality: 1969
Funding: Carnegie Corp: 1968-1970
Funding: General: 1969-1970
Meetings: 1968-1969
Membership: 1968-1969
Prospectus: 1969
General: 1968-1970

Health Care Costs: Proposed: 1969

Joint BOM DMS Policy Committee for Study of Institutional Differences in

Postoperative Death Rates: 1968-1970

Malpractice Claims Prevention: Proposed: 1969

New Members of the Physician’s Health Team: 1969-1970

Nurse & Physician Education: 1970

General: 1968-1970

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Series 3: National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Proposed
Series contains records pertaining to the proposal to establish a National Academy of Medicine. Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals, position papers, and press clippings.

Call for Establishment of NAM: 1964-1967

Committee for Exploration of Formation of NAM

Meetings: 1967
General: 1966-1967

NAS Council Meetings

20 Jul 1969
Report: 7 Jun 1969
General: 7 Jun 1969
29 Mar 1969

Organizational Meetings: 1967

Panel on Further Institutional Forms

Meetings: 9-10 Sept 1969
Meetings: 30 Apr 1969
Meetings: Background Material: 24 Feb 1969
Meetings: General: 24 Feb 1969
Meetings: 18 Nov 1968
Meetings: General: 1968
Report: 1969
General: 1969
General: 1968

Position Papers & Correspondence: 1967-1969

Press Coverage & Editorials: 1964-1970

Proposal

May 1969
Drafts & Comments: 1969

Relationship to NAS: 1969-1970

Survey of Professionals on Need for NAM: 1968

General: 1967-1970

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Series 4: Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Series contains records pertaining to the establishment of the Institute of Medicine.

Constitution & Bylaws: Draft: 1970

Disposition of Papers Relating to Origin of IOM: 1971-1974

Establishment: 1969-1970

Funding: 1970

Relationship to NAS & NRC Division of Medical Sciences: 1970

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Series 5: Subject Files
Series contains materials from or about outside organizations and individuals documenting their relationship to BOM. Also includes materials documenting relationship of BOM to units of the NAS-NRC.

American College of Cardiology: 1968

American Hospital Association: 1968

American Medical Association (AMA): 1968

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) [McNulty M]: 1968-1969

Committee on Review of NRC: 1969-1970

Commonwealth Fund: 1968

Engel A: 1968-1969

Health & Biomedical Planning Institute (HABPI): Proposed: 1967-1969

NAE: 1967

National Center for Health Statistics: Health Interview Survey: 1969

NRC Division of Behavioral Sciences (BS): 1967-1968

NRC Division of Biology & Agriculture (B&A): Food & Nutrition Board (FNB): 1968

NRC Division of Medical Sciences (DMS): 1968-1969

NRC: General: 1968

Rousselot L: Proposal for Uniformed Services Medical Academy: 1968

Southern Society for Clinical Investigations: 1969

Student American Medical Association: 1969

United Nations (UN): 1969

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