Monday, 22 August 2016

Doctor who eradicated smallpox, dies at 87

His name is Donald Henderson, an American doctor and public health official, he led a successful global drive to wipe out smallpox in the 1960s and ’70s, credited with saving tens of millions of lives.

Henderson died Friday in Baltimore of complications from a broken hip, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — where he was serving as a scholar 

“D.A. Henderson truly changed the world for the better,” the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Tom Inglesby said in a statement. “With all of that, he still took the time to be a mentor to countless young people, and was a great friend. He is truly irreplaceable.”


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