Original Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers
Reproduced with permission of the American Public Health Association.
The Lasker Award for Medical Research (1947)
of this organism.
Through these discoveries he laid the foundation for his brilliant analysis in chemical terms of the antigenic constitution
of the whole pneumococcus. He thus established a perfect pattern for the antigenic analysis of other micro-organisms both
by himself and by others who have followed in his footsteps.
Among Dr. Avery's many brilliant contributions to scientific knowledge none has been more outstanding than his studies
on the antigenic constitution of bacteria. Through them he is one of the founders of the science of immunochemistry. Because
of them our comprehension of the complex problems of infectious disease has been immeasurably enriched.
Harry S. Mustard, President
The American Public Health Association
George Baehr, Chairman
The Lasker Awards Committee of the American Public Health Association