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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Mary Lasker
RLIN number: NXCP88-A146
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Federal aid to medical research, development of regional medical centers, Cancer, Heart, and Stroke Commission, National Institutes of Health appropriations; beautification: plans for National Horticultural Park and Garden, activities in New York, District of Columbia, and elsewhere; visits to Johnson ranch; Medal of Freedom; health and medical research, from 1968: national health insurance, family planning, alcoholism, passage of 1971 cancer bill; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; restoration of Versailles; efforts to increase federal appropriations for medical research; developments in cancer research, heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure; impoundment of federal funds; immunology and cancer; need for clinical trials; service on National Cancer Advisory Board; activities of Advertising Council for medical research; interest in arthritis, Eye Institute, endocrinology, virology; international cooperation in medical research; development of interferon, cloning, recombinant DNA; cooperation of pharmaceutical houses; problems of aging; Lasker Awards and their influence; social activities, awards and recognition; sale of paintings, house.
Extent: Transcript: 986 leaves, Tape: 38 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1987. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lasker, Mary, 1900-1994
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker occupation: Philanthropist; Promoter of medical research
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alcoholism; Birth control; Federal aid to research; Insurance, Health; Medicine--Research; National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; North America; Oral history; Performing arts; Philanthropists; Public health; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century
Topics discussed - Other terms: Interferons; Landscape protection; Lasker, Mary, 1900-1994; Molecular cloning
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019309-14752