president of the IOM. Once again, the IOM awaited a new leader. Unlike Samuel Thier, for whom expectations were low in the face of threats to the IOM's very existence, the new IOM president would lead a large, complex, and growing institution that was expected to play a major part in the nation's health policy. As the Wall Street Journal reported in 1987, the Institute of Medicine had achieved considerable clout on the Washington scene, and Samuel Thier had played no small part in this.

Notes

1.  

Alan L. Otten, "When Institute of Medicine Speaks, People Listen, Because Newest President Won't Let It Be Ignored," Wall Street Journal, March 31, 1987.

2.  

Gina Kolata, "New Directions for the IOM," Science, 230 (November, 1985), pp. 524–525.

3.  

"Executive Profile: Samuel Thier," Pharmaceutical Executive, August 1988, pp. 28–40.

4.  

"Thier to Become Fifth President of the Institute of Medicine," IOM Press Release, September 30, 1985, Yordy Files, Accession 91-051, Institute of Medicine (IOM) Records, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Archives.

5.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, November 18, 1985, IOM Records.

6.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, March 17, 1986, IOM Records.

7.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, July 21–22, 1986, IOM Records.

8.  

Samuel Thier to Leighton Cluff, October 21, 1986, and Cluff to Thier, October 21, 1986, both in Yordy Files, Accession 91-051, IOM Records.

9.  

"Institute of Medicine, Aiming for Endowment, Gets Johnson Foundation Pledge," IOM Press Release, March 31, 1987, IOM Records; IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, November 17–18, 1986, IOM Records.

10.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, April 18–19, 1988, IOM Records.

11.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, July 21–22, 1988, IOM Records.

12.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, July 23–24, 1987, IOM Records.

13.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, July 21–22, 1988, IOM Records.

14.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, November 18, 1985, IOM Records.

15.  

Alan L. Otten, "When Institute of Medicine Speaks," op. cit.

16.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, April 20–21, 1987, IOM Records.

17.  

Sarah S. Brown, "Final Report of Dissemination Activities for Prenatal Care: Reaching Mothers, Reaching Infants," Yordy Files, Accession 91-051, IOM Records; Institute of Medicine, Annual Report 1987, Program Plan 1988 (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1988).

18.  

"New Directions for the Institute," June 1986, Yordy Files, Accession 91-045, IOM Records.

19.  

IOM Council Meeting, Minutes, January 27, 1987, IOM Records.



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