The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Maurice R. Hilleman
Director, Institute for Therapeutic Research
Merck & Co.
West Point,Pennsylvania 19486 USA
"For his brilliant discoveries in basic research and ingenious inventiveness in creating vaccines that are the foundation for control of infectious diseases through immunologic intervention, preventing death and disability in millions of persons worldwide."
Presented by President Reagan in a White House ceremony on July 15, 1988.