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Frank Fenner Dies

Frank Fenner, the Australian microbiologist who headed the World Health Organization team to eradicate smallpox, died, reports the Los Angeles Times. He was 95. Fenner, who studied tropical medicine, became involved with the smallpox eradication effort in 1969, became the project's leader in 1977, and in 1980 announced its success.

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