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ALTMAN, LAWRENCE K.
July 12, 2008
As an EIS officer, Dr. Larry Altman was initially assigned to Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) to follow the field trials for the measles immunization program, which eventually became the smallpox eradication effort in West Africa.
After completing his training in internal medicine, he joined The New York Times as a medical correspondent. He wrote about the end of smallpox after the eradication program had progressed to the last cases in India and Bangladesh.
Altman, Lawrence K. (Narrator)5th, Kenline, Carolyn (Interviewer); Emory SPH; Grad Student, “ALTMAN, LAWRENCE K.,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 25, 2023, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3538.