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