1969 Lasker Awards

Bruce Merrifield

For a new concept and a new method for the synthesis of polypeptides and proteins. Read about the achievement

George C. Cotzias

For the demonstration of the effectiveness of L-DOPA in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Read about the achievement


1969 Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury

First Row, left to right: Robert Marston, National Institutes of Health ● Sidney Farber, Harvard Medical School at the Children's Hospital ● Mathilde Krim, Sloan-Kettering Institute ● John Talbott, The Journal of the American Medical Association ● Michael DeBakey, Chair of the Jury, Baylor University College of Medicine ● Severo Ochoa, New York University School of Medicine ● George Palade, The Rockefeller University ● 

Second Row, left to right: Martin Cherkasky, Montefiore Hospital ● Donald King, Jr., Columbia University ● H. Stanley Bennet, University of North Carolina ● Dorland Davis, National Institutes of Health ● John Stirling Meyer, Baylor College of Medicine ● Edward Dempsey, Columbia University ● E.M. Papper, Columbia University ● Frederick Stone, National Institute of General Medical Sciences ● Houston Merritt, Columbia University ● Irving Wright, Cornell University Medical College

Not pictured: George James, Mount Sinai School of Medicine ● Alan Miller, Department of Mental Hygiene, State of New York ● Hans Neurath, University of Washington ● Howard Rusk, Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine ● Stanley Yolles, National Institutes of Health