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  • Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award is one of four annual awards presented by the Lasker Foundation. The Lasker-DeBakey award is given to honor outstanding work for the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of disease. This award was renamed in 2008 in honor of Michael E. DeBakey. It was previously known as the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research. Wikipedia

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Year Award winner Winning work Ceremony Achievement level Notes/Description
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  • For his design of propranolol, a drug which is a pharmacological milestone in the treatment of life-threatening cardiac diseases, angina, and severe high blood pressure.
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  • For discovery of anti-TNF therapy as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.
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  • For outstanding contributions to the early diagnosis of cancer through cytological methods.
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  • For distinguished achievement in the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
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  • For distinguished contributions to the control of heart and blood vessel diseases through outstanding investigations into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.
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  • For outstanding contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of virus and rickettsial diseases, including the demonstration of the efficacy of chloramphenicol as a cure for rickettsial infections—typhoid fever and epidemic and scrub typhus.
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  • For the introduction and use of iproniazid in the treatment of severe depression.
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  • For the development of a live, oral poliovirus vaccine.
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  • For his original use of aminopterin and methotrexate in the control of acute childhood leukemia, and for his constant leadership in the search for chemical agents against cancer.
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  • For his enormous contribution to the understanding of the mechanism of death in cholera, and the development of a life-saving method of treating it.
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