Sara Hestrin-Lerner

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Sara Hestrin-Lerner (Hebrew: שרה הסטרין-לרנר) (born 1918) is a physiologist.


Hestrin-Lerner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1918. Aged 14, she emigrated with her parents to the then British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel) in 1932. She studied zoology and received her doctorate in pathological physiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [1]


In 1955, Hestrin-Lerner was awarded the Israel Prize, for medical science.[2]

Hestrin-Lerner's brother, Shlomo Hestrin, was also awarded the Israel Prize, in exact sciences, in 1957.[3]


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  2. ^ "Israel Prize recipients in 1955 (in Hebrew)". (Israel Prize official website). Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1957 (in Hebrew)". 

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