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Terms and Organizations

Abbreviations

The shorthand references used throughout this study are identified as follows (listed alphabetically):

ACIP: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Public Health Service (in practice, of CDC).

AFEB: Armed Forces Epidemiological Board, Department of Defense.

AIA: American Insurance Association (casualty insurers), New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

AMA: American Medical Association.

BoB: The Bureau of Biologies in the Food and Drug Administration, an agency of the Public Health Service (not to be confused with the initials of the former name for the Office of Management and Budget).

CDC: Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga., an agency of the Public Health Service.

DoD: U.S. Department of Defense.

GAO: U.S. General Accounting Office, an agency of Congress.

HEW: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NCHS: National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the Health Resources Administration in PHS.

NIAID: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md., a unit of the National Institutes of Health in HEW.

NIH: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., an agency of the Public Health Service in HEW.

OGC: Office of General Counsel in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

OMB: Office of Management and Budget, a key agency in the Executive Office of the President.



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B Terms and Organizations Abbreviations The shorthand references used throughout this study are identified as follows (listed alphabetically): ACIP: Advisory Committee on Im- HEW: U.S. Department of Health, munization Practices of the Education and Welfare. Public Health Service (in HUD: U.S. Department of Housing practice, of CDC). and Urban Development. AFEB: Armed Forces Epidemiologi- NASA: National Aeronautics and cal Board, Department of De- Space Administration. fense. NCHS: National Center for Health AIA: American Insurance Associa- Statistics, a unit of the Health tion (casualty insurers), New Resources Administration in York, Washington, D.C. and PHS. elsewhere. NIAID: National Institute of Allergy AMA: American Medical Associa- and Infectious Diseases, Be- tion. thesda, Md., a unit of the Na- BoB: The Bureau of Biologies in tional Institutes of Health in the Food and Drug Admini- HEW. stration, an agency of the NIH: National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service (not to Bethesda, Md., an agency of be confused with the initials the Public Health Service in of the former name for the HEW. Office of Management and Budget). OGC: Office of General Counsel in the Department of Health, CDC: Center for Disease Control, Education and Welfare. Atlanta, Ga., an agency of the Public Health Service. OMB: Office of Management and Budget, a key agency in the DoD: U.S. Department of Defense. Executive Office of the Pres- GAO: U.S. General Accounting Of- ident. fice, an agency of Congress. 102

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OSTP: Office of Science and Tech- fare (not to be confused with nology Policy, a new agency the commissioned corps of in the Executive Office of the the same name which staffs President; abolished (under a many positions but by no slightly different name) in means all in that division). 1969, revived in the Fall of PMA: Pharmaceutical Manufactur- 1976. ers Association, Washington, PERT: Program evaluation review D.C. technique. (Originally for R&D: Research and Development. weapons-systems.) VA: Veterans Administration. PHS: Public Health Service, a ma- jor administrative division of WHO: World Health Organization, the Department of Geneva, Switzerland. Health, Education and Wel- 103