Marshall Horwitz

I note the recent passing of Marshall Horwitz on 31 May 2005. Dr. Horwitz was an internationally recognized virologist who made important contributions to our understanding of adenoviruses, causative agents of respiratory, enteric, and opthalmologic infections. In the course of his career he studied many aspects of the biology of adenovirus, including how the DNA …

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Maurice Hilleman

I note the recent passing of Maurice Hilleman on 11 April 2005. Dr. Hilleman was a giant in the field of vaccines. Working at Merck & Co., he developed 8 of the 14 commonly used vaccines: measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, and Haemophilus. Among his other achievements, he found that SV40 …

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