Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance (1878-1959)

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

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1951

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5264

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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

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-5264

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

Date

1951

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Topic

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

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5264]