Leila Denmark, 1898 -2012

An amazing person died April 1. Not just because she was 114 years old, or even because she lived her last years in Athens, Georgia.

No, it was her decades of medical practice, her revolutionary now-common-sense counsel (don’t smoke around children!) and the co-development of the pertussis vaccine. A great woman is gone from us.

Thank you, Dr. Leila Denmark and rest in peace!

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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