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Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance (1878-1959)

Subject: L'Esperance, Elise Depew Strang 1878-1959

       Macfarlane, Catherine

       Cornell University


Type: Black-and-white photographs


Date: 1951


Topic: Women scientists




Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5264]


Summary: Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance (1878-1959), Cornell University, shown here in 1951 with her Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, was a pioneer in cancer treatment for women and had received the award jointly with Catherine Macfarlane. She earned an M.D. in 1902 but by 1908 had shifted from medical practice to research, becoming professor of pathology at Cornell University Medical College in 1920. In 1937, she founded the first cancer clinic focused on treatment of women


Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess


Persistent URL:Link to data base record


Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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