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"THE director of the World Health Organisation knew the plan would fail. To rid the world of smallpox was impossible. Each year, 2m people still died of it. Total global vaccination was a chimera. Besides, no disease had ever been eradicated.", www.economist.com
"Donald Henderson, an American doctor and public health official who led the successful global drive to wipe out smallpox in the 1960s and '70s, credited with saving tens of millions of lives, has died. Known as D.A., Henderson was a 'giant' in public health, said Michael Klag, dean of", sports.yahoo.com
"Donald “D.A.” Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980, the only such vanquishment in history of a human disease and an achievement that was credited with saving tens of millions of lives, died Friday at a hospice facility in Towson, Maryland. He was 87.The cause was complications from a broken hip, said Stephanie Desmon, the media relations director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School", www.bendbulletin.com
"Donald 'D.A.' Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980, the only such vanquishing in history of a human disease and an achievement that was credited with saving tens of millions of lives, died Friday at a hospice facility in Towson, Md. He was 87. Victims suffer from fever and other flu-like symptoms before developing a rash of the pustules that gave the disease its nickname: the speckled monster. Populations had long sought to protect themselves from smallpox through crude methods of inoculation, the process by which a patient is intentionally exposed to a disease to provoke a mild reaction and thereby obtain immunity from a more serious infection. Because of large-scale immunizations, the United States was free of smallpox by 1949. For the next 11 years, he shuttled between Geneva and far-flung smallpox hotspots - obtaining funding, coordinating with nations including the Soviet Union amid", www.houstonchronicle.com
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