James Wyngaarden

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James Barnes Wyngaarden
12th Director of the National Institutes of Health
In office
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Donald Fredrickson
Succeeded by Bernadine Healy
Personal details
Born (1924-10-19) October 19, 1924 (age 94)
Grand Rapids, Michigan[1]
Alma mater
Scientific career
Fields purine biosynthesis and the genetics of gout
Dr. James B. Wyngaarden, former Director of the National Institutes of Health and Dr. David Korn, former Chairman of the National Cancer Advisory Board, National Cancer Institute.

James Barnes Wyngaarden (born October 19, 1924) is a U.S. physician, researcher and academic administrator.[2] He is a co-editor of one of the leading internal medicine texts, and served as director of National Institutes of Health between 1982 and 1989. Has four daughters and one son.[3]

Wyngaarden is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[4]


  1. ^ "Wyngaarden, James B. (1924-)". Calvin College.
  2. ^ Harvey, abner McGehee (1978). The Interurban Clinical Club (1905-1976): a record of achievement in clinical science. Interurban Clinical Club. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Biographical Sketches of the Directors of the National Institutes of Health". Archived from the original on 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  4. ^ "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: James B. Wyngaarden". Retrieved 2009-05-01. [dead link]

External links

  • James B. Wyngaarden Papers at Duke University Medical Center Archives
Government offices
Preceded by
Donald Fredrickson
Director of National Institutes of Health
1982 – 1989
Succeeded by
Bernadine Healy

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