Additional Resources

Web Resources

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The Lasker Foundation.

Manuscript Collections

Columbia University Libraries Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Finding Aid to the Mary Lasker Papers, 1940-1993.

The National Library of Medicine. History of Medicine Division. Finding Aid to the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation--Albert Lasker Awards Archives,1944-1987.


Robinson, Judith. Nobel Conspirator: Florence S. Mahoney and the Rise of the National Institutes of Health. Washington, DC: The Francis Press, 2001.

Patterson, James T. The Dread Disease: Cancer and the Modern American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

National Health Education Committee. Facts on the Major Killing and Crippling Diseases in the United States Today. New York: The National Health Education Committee, 1955-1976.

Strickland, Stephen P. Politics, Science, and Dread Disease: A Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972.

Highlights in the Scientific History and Organization of the National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD: NIH Office of Information, 1970.

Gunther, John. Taken at the Flood: The Story of Albert D. Lasker. New York: HarperCollins, 1960.



New York Times. "A. D. Lasker Weds Mrs. Reinhardt." 22 June 1940.


New York Times. "Mrs. Lasker Urges Infant Death Study." 31 December 1954.


"Moving Force in Medical Research." Medical World News (20 November 1964): 83-89.

Drew, Elizabeth. "The Health Syndicate: Washington's Noble Conspirators." Atlantic Monthly (December 1967): 75-82.


Curtis, Charlotte. "Mary Lasker Bemoans Mob Scene at Party." New York Times, 14 July 1976.


Reinhold, Robert. "'Miracle' Drug Discredited; Health System is Faulted." New York Times, 9 December 1980.

Carmody, Deirdre. "Tulips' Glow Warms Feelings on Park Ave." New York Times, 8 May 1982.

New York Times. "First Lady Praises Aim of Mrs. Lasker to Beautify the City." 6 February 1985.

Brozan, Nadine. "Lobbyist on a National Scale." New York Times, 21 November 1985.

Greenberg, Daniel S. "What Ever Happened to the War on Cancer?" Discover (March 1986): 47-64.


Breo, Dennis L. "The Lasker Awards -- Honoring the Spirit of Medical Science." Journal of the American Medical Association 266, no. 13 (2 October 1991): 1843-1845.

Pace, Eric. "Mary W. Lasker, Philanthropist for Medical Research, Dies at 93." New York Times, 23 February 1994.

New York Times. "Philanthropist Leaves $10 Million for Charities." 27 March 1994.


Bishop, J. Michael. "Mary Lasker and Her Prizes: An Appreciation." Journal of the American Medical Association 294, no. 11 (21 September 2005): 1418-1419.

Berg, Paul. "Reflections on the Lasker Prize for Basic Biomedical Research." Journal of the American Medical Association 294, no. 11 (21 September 2005): 1419-1420.