1960 Lasker Awards

Ernst Ruska, James Hillier

For the design, construction, development, and perfection of the electron microscope. Read about the achievement

M.H.F. Wilkins, F.H.C Crick, James D. Watson

For revealing the structure of the DNA molecule. Read about the achievement

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James V. Neel, L.S. Penrose

For laying the foundation for research in human genetics; and, specifically, to Dr. Neel for his work on thalassemia and sickle cell anemia. Read about the achievement

Karl Paul Link, Irving S. Wright, Edgar V. Allen

For pioneering the development and use of anticoagulant drugs. Read about the achievement

John B. Grant

International statesman of public health, a recognized authority on the problems of preventive medicine and medical care. Read about the achievement

Abel Wolman

Leader of both lay and professional health groups, consultant to industrial companies and advisor to government bodies: his engineering skill and organizational genius contributed much toward achieving a healthier environment for many people. Read about the achievement


Robert Berliner, National Heart Institute, NIH ● Daniel Blain, California State Department of Mental Hygiene ● Herrman Blumgart, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston ● Stanley Bradley, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons ● Frank Horsfall, Jr., Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research ● Charles Janeway, Children's Medical Center, Boston ● Robert Morison, The Rockefeller Foundation ● Irvine Page, Cleveland Clinic ● Howard Rusk, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center ● James Shannon, National Institutes of Health, Lewis Thomas, New York University College of Medicine ● Harry Weaver, American Cancer Society