1947 Lasker Awards

Homer Smith

For distinguished research on cardiovascular and renal physiology. Read about the achievement

Thomas Francis, Jr.

For contributions to our knowledge of influenza, and the development of a vaccine effective against Types A and B, successfully used during World War II. Read about the achievement

Alice Hamilton

For contributions to the prevention of occupational diseases, and the improvement of workers’ health. Read about the achievement

1947 Lasker Awards Ceremony

Standing, left to right: Oswald Avery, Lowell Reed, Thomas Francis Jr., Homer Smith, Thomas Parran, William Jameson, George Baehr, Reginald Atwater; Seated, left to right: Mary Lasker, Alice Hamilton