Home
Search transcripts:    Advanced Search
Notable New     Yorkers
Select     Notable New Yorker
Mary LaskerMary Lasker
Photo Gallery
Transcript

Part:         Session:         Page of 999

Interview #22, Part II

Interviewee: Mary Lasker
Interviewer: John T. Mason, Jr.
Date: August 11, 1982
UN Plaza, New York, NY

Q:

I want to open this session with a quotation from that remarkable script about your life, which was read and presented with pictures....

Lasker:

Oh, yes, did that amuse you?

Q:

...at the Lord and Taylor Rose Award. Yes, it certainly did. But there's a quotation I want to use, and this is: “Being with her (that is, Mary) is like being on vacation. Your head is clear of petty troubles and you can take on something new.” And I begin that because that has been my experience, too.

Lasker:

Oh, that's wonderful.

Q:

I think we should begin by perhaps some continuity with a few of the things you mentioned last time. For instance, in 1981 you told me that Hoffmann-LaRoche had purified leukocyte interferon through collaboration with Genentech of California.

Lasker:

They had indeed.

Q:

That is, through the efforts of John Burns. And in the doing they learned that there were at least 12 different sub-species to leukocyte. Well, I wondered what has evolved from that.



© 2006 Columbia University Libraries | Oral History Research Office | Rights and Permissions | Help