Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance (1878-1959)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5264]

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

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1951

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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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.

Subject

  • L'Esperance, Elise Depew Strang 1878-1959
  • Macfarlane, Catherine
  • Cornell University

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1951

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Women scientists
  • Medicine
  • Diseases
  • Cancer--Research

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5264]