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Dr. Maurice M. Black,78, an early champion...


Dr. Maurice M. Black,78, an early champion of alternatives to radical mastectomies in the treatment of breast cancer, died Saturday of liver cancer in New York.

An internationally renowned expert in the field of breast disease, he published 250 studies dating to July 1953, when he predicted that "the use of ultra radical surgical attempts to cure breast cancer are not consistent with the biology of the disease."

Wing Cmdr. Clive Beadon,77, a World War II bomber pilot awarded one of Britain's top military honors for his bravery against Japanese forces, died Saturday in London. He was commissioned just months before the outbreak of war in 1939 and was transferred in 1942 to Southeast Asia, where he flew bombers in hundreds of missions against Japanese targets.

Dr. Anselm L. Strauss,79, a medical sociologist who wrote a widely used textbook and studied how people deal with chronic illness, died Sept. 5 in San Francisco of a heart attack. He founded and chaired the University of California at San Francisco's department of social and behavioral science, where he worked as a professor.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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