Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
Alice Hamilton, awarded 1946
Alice Hamilton, MD, was professor of Pathology and director of Laboratories at the Women’s Medical School at Northwestern University from 1897 to 1902. Her focus on public health issues and industrial diseases were widely recognized over her career. She was the first woman named to a professorial position at Harvard Medical School, served on the Health Committee of the League of Nations and received her public service award for work that profoundly enlarged the possibilities for medical research and the health sciences and their impact on the health of the public.