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The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The serpent adopted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.
Cover image: A stained glass window 21″ × 56″ depicting the natural history of influenza viruses and zoonotic exchange in the emergence of new strains is shown in reduced size. Based on the work done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital supported by American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Artist: Jenny Hammond, Highgreenleycleugh, Northumberland, England. Commissioned by Rob and Marjorie Webster.
Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. The domestic and international impacts of the 2009-H1N1 influenza A pandemic: Global challenges, global solutions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.