For his work in the study of viruses Dr. Wendell M. Stanley of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, has been awarded the Isaac Adler Prize for 1938 by the President and Fellows of the College.
Granted this year for the first time, the prize was founded in 1934 through a bequests of $20,000 by Mrs. Frida Adler of New York City in memory of her husband. It is given once every three years "for the best piece of original research produced in the United States or Canada within the medical or allied sciences."
Dr. Stanley, whose winning of the award was announced yesterday, is a 34 year old citizen of Princeton, New Jersey. His research on the isolation of a crystallizable factor has developed a new approach in the study of viruses.