1962 Lasker Awards

Choh H. Li

For the identification and isolation of six hormones of the anterior pituitary gland. Read about the achievement

Joseph E. Smadel

For contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of rickettsial diseases, including the demonstration of chloramphenicol as a cure for typhoid fever and scrub typhus. Read about the achievement


Sidney Farber, Harvard Medical School at the Children's Hospital, Chair of the Jury

Michael Debakey, Baylor University College of Medicine ● Edward Dempsey, Washington University School of Medicine ● Philip Handler, Duke University Medical Center ● Edward Kendall, Princeton University ● Nathan Kline, Rockland State Hospital ● Severo Ochoa, New York University School of Medicine ● Gregory Pincus, The Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology ● Howard Rusk, Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ● Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ● James Shannon, National Institutes of Health ● John Talbott, The Journal of the American Medical Association ● Luther Terry, US Public Health Service ● Lewis Thomas, New York University Department of Medicine ● J. Walter Wilson, Department of Biology, Brown University ● Irving Wright, Cornell University Medical College

1962 Lasker Awards Ceremony

Left to right: Mary Lasker, C.H. Li, Robert Sarnoff, Joseph Smadel, Lady Bird Johnson