Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Norman J. Pieniazek x4073 norman at giardia.pdb.cdc.gov
Sun Dec 11 11:37:50 EST 1994


In article <D0GCI0.M2r at cix.compulink.co.uk>, colinc at cix.compulink.co.uk ("Colin Cracknell") writes:
>I know this is a stupid question, but please enlighten a poor benighted 
>Brit.
<
>Why are the Centres for Disease Control & the National Institutes of 
>Health always plural?
>
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>colinc at cix.compulink.co.uk | "Specialisation is for insects" [RAH]
>                           | "I specialise in insects" [ColinC]
>All opinions are my own, but Darter Systems agrees with me.
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At the Centers for Disease Control there is more than one "National
Center for ..."

That's why "Center" is pluralized.  Same is true for NIH.

Norman
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