JAMA Medical News & Perspectives recently asked the directors of
constituents of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, to predict
what the future portends for their disciplines.
Targeting the year 2020 because it's far enough away to allow some blue-sky
thinking yet close enough for much informed speculation, we hoped many of
the people overseeing US progress in medicine would share their thoughts on
what unfolding developments or utter surprises the first fifth of the new
century is likely to hold.
Goldsmith MF. 2020 Vision: NIH Heads Foresee the Future. JAMA. 1999;282(24):2287-2290. doi:10.1001/jama.282.24.2287