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Hamilton Holmes, 54, one of the two...


Hamilton Holmes, 54, one of the two black students who integrated the University of Georgia in the early 1960s, died yesterday in Atlanta.

Dr. Holmes, who was chief of orthopedic surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and a professor of medicine at Atlanta's Emory University, had a history of heart problems. He died of natural causes Thursday afternoon at his home, hospital officials said.

In 1961, Dr. Holmes and Charlayne Hunter won a place in the history of the U.S. civil rights movement by becoming the first black students to enroll in the University of Georgia, located in Athens.

Saul Krugman, 84, a pediatrics specialist whose research led to the development of vaccines against hepatitis B, died Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Krugman's studies of hepatitis, rubella and measles were recognized with a 1983 Albert Lasker medical research prize. He found that boiling a hepatitis patient's matter in water rendered the virus and its antigens noninfectious while leaving them able to immunize a recipient. A vaccine based on his work won federal approval in 1981.

Georgia Neese Gray, 95, the first woman treasurer of the United States and a Democratic Party stalwart, died Thursday in Topeka, Kan. She was appointed treasurer by President Harry Truman in 1949 and served until 1953.

Donald E. Pendleton, 67, the author of the Mack Bolan adventure books, died Oct. 23 of a heart attack in Phoenix. He has written more than 100 books with more than 200 million copies in print.

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