Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mary Woodard Lasker Center for Health Research and Education
Mrs. Lasker influenced the creation of the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute among other Federal facilities established to deal with enemies of human health including heart disease, arthritis, mental health, neurological disease, blindness and problems in human reproduction. Her efforts to influence legislation for funding cancer research culminated in the National Cancer Act of 1971, a bill that made the conquest of cancer a national goal.
Mary Woodward Lasker's sixty-year crusade on behalf of human health extended and improved the lives of millions of people throughout
Location. 39° 0.138′ N, 77° 6.536′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Cloister Drive near Center Drive. Click for map. Marker in in front of Building 60 -- The Cloisters -- on the NIH campus. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20892, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. ¼ mile away); At This Location (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.4 miles away); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. half a mile away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethesda.
Also see . . .
1. The Lasker Foundation. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Mary Lasker. Biographical Information, Profiles in Science, National Library of Medicine. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Building 60 - The Cloisters. NIH Office of Research Facilities. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Science & Medicine •
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