Reactions To Barry Blumberg's Passing

Baruch Blumberg Passes Away, David Morrison, SETI Institute

"I was privileged to have lunch with Barry the day he died. He was attending a conference at Ames discussing exploration planning and its relationships with science and education. He presented a paper on the value of citizen science, where thousands of ordinary people can contribute significantly to science while also enjoying themselves in working with real spacecraft data, such as the high-resolution images now being received from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter."

Nobelist Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B, dies at 85, Washington Post

"He also enjoyed canoeing, running and playing squash, and he co-owned Antietam Meadows, a cattle farm in Western Maryland. "Shoveling manure for a day on my farm," he said, "is an excellent counterbalance to intellectual work."

Baruch Blumberg, Nobelist who discovered Hep B, dies, Nature

"In 1976, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering hepatitis B and showing how the virus causes liver disease. In the 1960s, Blumberg found a mysterious blood protein in Australian aboriginals who had received transfusions and developed jaundice. The protein, which he named Australia antigen, turned out to be a surface protein of hepatitis B."

Baruch Samuel Blumberg 1925-2011, earlier post

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