In Memorandum: Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who helped eradicate smallpox, dies at 87

In Memorandum: Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who helped eradicate smallpox, dies at 87

Dr. Donald A. Henderson died in hospice last Friday of complications from a hip fracture, according to an article in the New York Times. He was 87, and is best known for leading the World Health Organization’s (WHO) effort to end smallpox. After the disease was declared eradicated in 1980, Dr. Henderson continued to serve the public interest as a political adviser on bioterrorism and other issues. Click on the link below to read more about his life and achievements.