Jonathan Mann: Founder of the Health and Human Rights Movement

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JONATHAN MANN COULD BE best characterized by 3 words: vision, audacity, and charisma. Mann would be nearing his 60th birthday had he not—together with his wife, Mary Lou Clements-Mann—been among the victims of a plane crash on September 2, 1998. Born in Boston, Mass, Jonathan graduated from Harvard College, studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris in 1967 and 1968, and obtained his MD from the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo, in 1974. In 1975 he joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an epidemiological intelligence officer and was assigned to the New Mexico Health and Social Services Department as a state epidemiologist.”

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Authors: Daniel TarantolaSofia Gruskin, Theodore M. Brown, Elizabeth Fee
Published By: American Journal of Public Health
Date: November 1, 2006
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