Medical Pioneer Fought Relentlessly for Patients’ Lives

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American medicine lost a giant this week.

His passing, though, reminds us that no matter how great the medical challenge — cancer, heart disease, diabetes, polio, neurodegenerative diseases, the Spanish flu, or COVID-19, American physicians have a pioneering spirit to save as many lives as possible.

And the American people will continue to be the beneficiaries of that pioneering medical spirit as long as it remains unleashed.

The death this week of Dr. Robert L. Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana saddened many.

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