There are a lot of reasons why people believe Dr. D.A. Henderson was the best person to lead the successful effort to eradicate smallpox from the planet in the 1960s and 1970s. Usually they revolve around his intellect (unquestionably world class), his training (schooled in “shoe leather epidemiology” by his mentor) or his…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading It couldn’t be done, but D.A. Henderson’s team eradicated the disease
A little over a year ago, on a frigid Saturday in January, I had what you might call a date with destiny. I’d agreed to meet three men in a bar in East Liberty. I’d never been there, but I’d read about the place. As I looked for the street and then the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Into Pittsburgh
Quietly, so far, an exciting change is developing in Homewood. A project called the Homewood Children’s Village is taking shape with the aim of bringing a wide array of social services to bear to help youngsters survive and thrive in one of Pittsburgh’s toughest neighborhoods.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Homewood Children’s Village & Civic complacency
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