Awards: Lasker Lens

Besides bringing winners $10,000 in cash and more prestige than any other U.S. medical citation, the Albert Lasker awards have proved to be a reliable lens for focusing international recognition. In the 21 years since Millionaire Adman Lasker founded the annual prize, no fewer than 17 recipients have gone on to receive Nobel awards. The Lasker laurels also honor practical achievement, as well as theoretical research. Of the 1967 winners announced last week in Manhattan, for example, one has virtually eliminated the threat of a killing disease in several Asian nations in the...

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