The Lillian W. and William H. Fishman Papers document the medical and research careers of two cancer scientists, William Fishman
and Lillian Fishman, who specialized in the 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 (renamed the
The Burnham Institute, now the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute); files on William Fishman's teaching and
cancer research at Tufts University; personal files; and correspondence with leading cancer scientists.
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.
23.5 Linear feet
(55 archives boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 5 art bin items, and one film)
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