Wynne Sharples Ballinger (1923-2008)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3246]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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

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Summary

As a pediatrician and mother, Wynne Sharples (Ballinger) (1923-2008) became known for her advocacy work on cystic fibrosis. In 1945, she was working in the biological laboratories at Radcliffe College and then trained at Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute of Pennsylvania in 1960, after two of her children were diagnosed with the disease. Later in her life, she lived in Palm Beach, Florida, where she founded the Horticulture Society of South Florida and was an award-winning breeder of Pekingese dogs, which she had been showing since the 1970s.

Subject

  • Ballinger, Wynne Sharples 1923-2008
  • Radcliffe College
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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

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Topic

  • Women scientists
  • Medicine
  • Cystic fibrosis

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3246]