Obituary: Maurice R. Hilleman (1919–2005)

@article{Kurth2005ObituaryMR,
  title={Obituary: Maurice R. Hilleman (1919–2005)},
  author={R. Kurth},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={434},
  pages={1083-1083}
}
  • R. Kurth
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Philosophy
  • Nature
NATURE | VOL 434 | 28 APRIL 2005 | www.nature.com/nature 1083 During the twentieth century, life expectancy in industrialized countries almost doubled. Improvements in nutrition and sanitation certainly played a major role, but the central factor responsible was the development of childhood vaccines. A particular name can be attached to this achievement — that of Maurice R. Hilleman. Hilleman ranks with the most brilliant and productive creators of vaccines of all time, with a stature… Expand