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Medical News & Perspectives
December 22/29, 1999

2020 Vision: NIH Heads Foresee the Future

JAMA. 1999;282(24):2287-2290. doi:10.1001/jama.282.24.2287

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.

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