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Register of the Lillian W. and William H. Fishman Papers MSS 676
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Description
The Lillian W. and William H. Fishman Papers document the medical and research careers of two cancer scientists, William Fishman and Lillian Fishman, who specifically researched what is termed an oncodevelopmental biological approach to cancer. Included in the papers are files on the establishment of the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, the research center founded by the Fishmans, now The Burnham Institute; files on William Fishman's teaching and cancer research at Tufts University; personal files including awards and honors; and correspondence with leading cancer scientists.
Background
William Fishman was born in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 2, 1914, and grew up in Manitoba on the Canadian prairies. He received his degree with high honors in chemistry in 1935 from the University of Saskatchewan and was granted his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1939 from the University of Toronto. Before receiving his doctorate, Fishman published three sole author papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Extent
25.2 Linear feet 56 archives boxes, 2 film boxes, 1 records carton, 6 oversize folders and 5 art bin items
Availability
The media in Series 9 is restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.