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Science  11 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5383, pp. 1587
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5383.1587a

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Jonathan Mann, former director of the World Health Organization's Global Program on AIDS, and his wife, Mary Lou Clements-Mann of Johns Hopkins University, were among five researchers killed last week in the crash of a Swissair jet on its way to Geneva from New York. Mann was a charismatic and outspoken epidemiologist who earned high marks for his dedication to the fight against AIDS, even from those who did not always agree with his sometimes scathing criticisms of public health leaders. Clements-Mann, a virologist, was an expert on AIDS vaccine development. Also killed were two physicists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Klaus Kinder-Geiger and Per Spanne, and cardiac geneticist Roger Williams of the University of Utah.