Cancer Researcher For 'Crazy Ideas' AUTHOR: NEERAJA SANKARAN, pp.23 AUTHOR:BARBARA SPECTOR, pp.23 DATE: December 12, 1994

Cancer Researcher For 'Crazy Ideas' Author : NEERAJA SANKARAN, pp.23
Date: December 12, 1994

Beatrice Mintz, a senior member of the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, was presented with the John Scott Award during a reception on November 18 at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

The prize was set up in the early 1800s by John Scott, a Scottish druggist, who entrusted the administration of the award--originally $20 and an inscribed copper medal--to the city of Philadelphia. Scott's intention was to reward people for their useful inventions that contributed in a significant way to the "comfort, welfare, and happiness" of mankind. Early awards went to inventors of such items as a knitting machine and door lock. Notable winners through this century have included Thomas...

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