Dr. Stephen B. Thacker

On his second day as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Stephen B. Thacker was sent to Philadelphia to investigate an unknown illness outbreak among attendees of an American Legion convention at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. That investigation will forever be recorded in CDC history. Read the news obituary.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 19, 2013