DICKINSON W. RICHARDS SIGNATURE, "Dickinson W. Richards, October 24, 1969", on a prescription form 5 x 4.5, of doctor who won Nobel Prize for cardiac catheterization. Also includes original mailing envelope "College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY". The signed prescription form is in fine condition and the envelope has age toning and some stains.
Dickinson Woodruff Richards, Jr. (October 30, 1895 – February 23, 1973) was an American physician and physiologist. He was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 with André Cournand and Werner Forssmann for the development of cardiac catheterization and the characterization of a number of cardiac diseases. They developed techniques for the diagnosis of congenital heart diseases. Richards received many other honors, including the John Phillips Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians in 1960, the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 1963, the Trudeau Medal in 1968, and the Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians in 1970.