Happy Birthday Mary Lasker
Health activist and philanthropist Mary Woodward Lasker was born on November 30, 1900, in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Lasker and her parents suffered from health issues for many years. Her parents had hypertension and she suffered from bad ear infections. The lack of medical treatments for these conditions left Lasker dissatisfied with the state of medicine. This would inspire a lifetime commitment to medical research and drug development.