videocast.nih.gov gives hundreds of great lectures at NIH. Unfortunately the original announcement information is not supplied. Here are a few.
The National Library of Medicine announces a one-day symposium, "New Frontiers of Biomedical Health, 1945-1980" on October 29th  at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
The conference will explore the history of 20th century biomedical research in the United States, through the insights of scientists who have been instrumental in three areas: the administration of the U.S. biomedical research establishment, psychopharmacology, and genetics. Main speakers will be Julius Axelrod, 1970 Nobel Laureate for work in neuroscience; Donald S. Fredrickson, former director of the National Institutes of Health, 1975-1981; and Joshua Lederberg, 1958 Nobel Laureate for work in bacterial genetics. Their work will be explored through dialogue with noted contemporary historians of science, including Nathanial Comfort, David Hart, David Healy, Ellen Herman, M. Susan Lindee, Stuart Leslie, and Jan Sapp.
search for 1945 http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=10030
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". . . it has been found in practice that placing fundamental research under the control of agencies that anticipate practical applications seriously limits and restrains the freedom of thought essential for basic advances."
--- Milislav Demerac, Head of Cold Spring Harbor's Molecular Biology unit
origin: 2005 Jul 02
updated: 2012 Apr 06