J. Michael Lane

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John Michael Lane (February 14, 1936 – October 21, 2020) was an American epidemiologist. He was a director of the Global Smallpox Eradication program between 1973 and 1981. He played a role in the eradication of smallpox in 1977.[1] He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lane died of colon cancer on October 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 84.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McFadden, Robert D. (2020-10-21). "J. Michael Lane, a General in the Rout of Smallpox, Dies at 84". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-24.