Dr. Stephen Malawista
Summary: infectious-disease researcher who had orchestrated the detective work that in the mid-1970's led to the discovery of Lyme disease, which begins with the transmission of bacteria through the bite of a black-legged tick and can spread to muscles, joints, the heart, and even the brain.
Cause of Death: Metastatic melanoma
Born: April 4, 1934
Died: September 18, 2013
Location: Hamden, Connecticut