The Lillian W. and William H. Fishman Papers document the medical and research careers of two cancer scientists, William Fishman
and Lillian Fishman, who specifically researched what is termed an oncodevelopmental biological approach to cancer. Included
in the papers are files on the establishment of the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, the research center founded by the
Fishmans, now The Burnham Institute; files on William Fishman's teaching and cancer research at Tufts University; personal
files including awards and honors; and correspondence with leading cancer scientists.
William Fishman was born in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 2, 1914, and grew up in Manitoba on the Canadian prairies. He received
his degree with high honors in chemistry in 1935 from the University of Saskatchewan and was granted his Ph.D. in biochemistry
in 1939 from the University of Toronto. Before receiving his doctorate, Fishman published three sole author papers in the
Journal of Biological Chemistry.
25.2 Linear feet
56 archives boxes, 2 film boxes, 1 records carton, 6 oversize folders and 5 art bin items