R.I.P. Donald Henderson MD

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By David E. Marcinko MBBS DPM MBA

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. He was 87.

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[Donald Henderson MD]

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/da-henderson-doctor-who-eradicated-smallpox-dies/ar-BBvSTZe?ocid=U348DHP

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Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative

Dr. Henderson was founder of The Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative [JHVI] which promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary  vaccine research,  education, and implementation efforts to improve health worldwide.

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The JHVI is a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health affiliate in my home town of Baltimore, MD. 

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