Global & Disaster Medicine

Dr. Donald A. Henderson, a leader of one of mankind’s greatest public health triumphs, the eradication of smallpox, died on Friday in Towson, Md.

NY Times

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This May, 1969 photograph was taken in the Ikoya Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria during a regional conference that same year focusing on the eradication of smallpox during worldwide eradication efforts.

Former Epidemic Intelligence Officer (EIS), and in 1966 head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign, D.A. Henderson, M.D. (foreground) was shown here as he discussed the geographically plotted effects that eradication efforts were having across the world. To Dr. Henderson’s left was the 1969, Nigerian Minister of Health.

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