Chapter Twenty-One

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Finding Peace

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WITH LORD & THOMAS gone, where would Albert direct his still-formidable energy and invest his newly liquid financial resources? One answer was the Lasker Foundation, which Albert and Mary established with the goal of supporting medical research. Lasker put only half the proceeds from the sale of Lord & Thomas into the Foundation, but he added money from time to time and through his will provided the Foundation with another large infusion of cash.

One of the initial activities of the Foundation was to establish awards ...

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