Wynne Sharples Ballinger (1923-2008)

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Wynne Sharples Ballinger (1923-2008)

Subject
Ballinger, Wynne Sharples 1923-2008
Radcliffe College
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Summary
As a pediatrician and mother, Wynne Sharples (Ballinger) (1923-2008) became known for her advocacy work on cystic fibrosis. In 1945, she was working in the biological laboratories at Radcliffe College and then trained at Columbia Universitys College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute of Pennsylvania in 1960, after two of her children were diagnosed with the disease. Later in her life, she lived in Palm Beach, Florida, where she founded the Horticulture Society of South Florida and was an award-winning breeder of Pekingese dogs, which she had been showing since the 1970s.
Cite as
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-3246
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Local number
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3246]
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Type
Black-and-white photographs
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic
Medicine
Women scientists
Cystic fibrosis
Record ID
siris_arc_306467