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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: Family background, University of Wisconsin, Radcliffe; interest in fine arts; European travel, study at Oxford; art dealer; Hollywood dress pattern business; interest in and promotion of Planned Parenthood Federation, other voluntary agencies in the field of health; fund-raising: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association; attempts to secure adequate appropriations to implement existing legislation for medical research; United States Public Health Service: National Science Foundation; formation and development of national institutes for cancer, heart, arthritis, mental health, neurological diseases, blindness; aid to medical education; interest in psychoanalysis; medical research in New York; large scale clinical trials through Veterans Administration; activities of Lasker Foundation to promote health through medical research; health insurance; Health Insurance Plan in New York, Presidential Health Commission; support for performing arts; art collection. Impressions of many statesmen, legislators, and medical and scientific pioneers.
Extent: Transcript: 1,157 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1965 (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: 65
Document date: 1965
Interviewer: Mason, John T. 1909-
Organizations discussed: National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art--Collectors and collecting; Federal aid to research; Medicine--Research; National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; North America; Oral history; Philanthropists; Public health--United States; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century
Topics discussed - Other terms: Lasker, Mary, 1900-1994
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019310-14753