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  • Psychiatrist Is Among Five Chosen for Medical Award

    09/16/2006 8:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 680+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 17, 2006 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    The psychiatrist who upset Freudian dogma in the 1960’s by developing cognitive therapy is one of five winners of this year’s Lasker Awards, widely considered the nation’s most prestigious medical prizes. The awards, announced yesterday by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, are also going to four scientists who made important discoveries about aging and cancer. Mary Lasker created the awards in 1946 as a birthday gift to her husband, Albert, in hopes of curing cancer in 10 years. Each award carries a $100,000 prize. The psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, 85, of the University of Pennsylvania, won the Lasker...