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The Sol Spiegelman Papers

[Lasker Medical Awards recipients]
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Caption reads: NEW YORK, N.Y., NOV. 13--LASKER MEDICAL AWARDS--Professor John Charnley (right) was named today to receive the $10,000, 1974 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, one of the prizes presented for the 29th year by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. Charnley, C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.C.S., and F.A.C.S., is professor of orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Center for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, England. Others presented $5,000 awards for basic research contributions in cancer, were, from the left: Dr. Sol Spiegelman, director of the Institute of Cancer Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., honored for his contributions to molecular biology, including the techniques of molecular hybridization, and the first synthesis of an infectious nucleic acid; Dr. Ludwik Gross, senior medical investigator and chief of the cancer research unit, Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., honored for his original discovery of leukemia-inducing and cancer-inducing viruses in mammals and elucidation of their biology and epidemiology; Dr. Howard W. Skipper, director of the Kettering-Meyer Laboratory and president of the Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Ala., honored for his contributions to biology, biochemistry, cell kinetics and pharmacology which have laid the foundations for the chemotherapy of cancer, and Dr. Howard M. Temin, American Cancer Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, honored for his contributions to the biology of RNA-containing cancer viruses, and elucidation of the mode of action of viral genes.
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1974-11-13 (November 13, 1974)
[Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation]
MS C 415, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation--Albert Lasker Awards Archives, 1946-, Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
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RNA Viruses and Cancer--Institute of Cancer Research at Columbia, 1969-1983
Metadata Record [Recipients of awards in the 29th annual Lasker Foundation presentations] (November 14, 1974) jpg (347,278 Bytes)
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