In Death of D.A. Henderson, Credited with Eradicating Smallpox, the World Loses an Intellectual Giant
August 22, 2016
(STAT News) – There are few people in the field of global public health so well-known that you merely need to utter two initials to evoke instant recognition. But to raise in conversation Dr. Donald Ainslee Henderson, the man who led the successful effort to eradicate smallpox, all anyone ever bothered to say was “D.A.” Henderson, a few weeks shy of his 88th birthday, died late Friday of complications that arose after he recently fractured a hip.