Enter the warehouse and, if you aren’t bewildered by the seeming randomness of it all, you get a sense of the urgency. Mobile hospital beds. Crutches. Respirators. IV poles guarding bedpans. Hundreds of boxes of pharmaceuticals. Medical equipment bound for Nigeria, Uganda, Guyana. And for some reason, dozens of suitcases, many of them…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Brother’s Brother brings relief to people all over the world
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
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