Medical Philanthropist Mary Lasker’s Papers Added to Profiles in Science

In June, the National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science was privileged to add the papers of Mary Lasker (1899-1994), a patron of science, medical research advocate and health promoter. This brings to 22 the number of prominent researchers, public health officials and promoters of medical research whose personal and professional records are accessible in Profiles in Science.

“In the decades after World War II, Lasker acted as a catalyst for the growth of the world’s largest and most successful biomedical research enterprise, with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as its centerpiece,” said NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD.