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Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean
Dr. Raymond Seltser, Hopkins associate dean

Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He was 90. The son of a tailor and a homemaker, Raymond Seltser was born and raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1941. "His parents expected him to go into medicine, but he never wanted to practice," said a son, Barry Jay Seltser of Silver Spring. "He gravitated to preventive medicine and the public health area. He loved public health. It was his professional passion and a good fit." He...

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