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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Microbiologist Irving Millman, 88, helped develop hepatitis B vaccine

Irving Millman, a microbiologist who played an instrumental role in developing the hepatitis B vaccine, an innovation recognized as one of the most important medical advances of the latter 20th century and one that has saved millions of lives, died April 17 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District. He was 88.

The cause was complications from internal bleeding, said his daughter Diane Millman. He had lived in Washington for the past decade.

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