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Obituary: Dr. Palmer Beasley

Dr. Palmer Beasley, an IEA member, passed away at the end of August. At the time of his death he was a professor and former dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health.

Dr. Beasley was an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert. In establishing the causative link between hepatitis B and liver cancer, he was responsible for the first discover of a virus that leads to a human cancer.  Dr. Beasley’s subsequent work determining the means of transmission for the virus and testing the vaccine has dramatically reduced worldwide suffering from hepatitis B related liver disease.

The New York Times and the Houston Chronicle both published lengthy obituaries.

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