Steve Lawn, one of the great doctors and outstanding scientists of his time, died on September 23, 2016 from an aggressive cerebral glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor) that he had battled with for 2 years. Despite repeated chemotherapy and progressive disease, he bravely continued to work and teach up until 2 months before his death. At the
time of his death, he was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and honorary associate Professor of
Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was a groundbreaking researcher on HIV associated tuberculosis. Articles about his life/work are in this month’s IJTLD. Please contact me if you are unable to download them because of the paywall.
Relaxing music on Youtube, courtesy of my friend Tucker Lieberman