William W. Stead



Age: 85


Summary: tuberculosis researcher whose 1990 study of 165 nursing homes in Arkansas received national attention as it suggested that blacks were more susceptible to the disease (and were infected a twice the rate of whites), challenging the belief that risk factors were based almost entirely on environment, and was director of the State Department of Health's tuberculosis program for 25 years.



Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease


Born: January 4, 1919


Died: July 8, 2004


Location: Little Rock, Arkansas