Obituary Virology Division News 871 Arch Virol 147/4 (2002) Virology Division News In Memoriam Robert R. Wagner (1923–2001) obert R. Wagner, dedicated teacher, scientific pio- R neer, visionary administrator and loyal friend, died of cancer on September 15, 2001. Bob had successfully beaten various cancers seven times in the last 35 years so it was a great shock to find that his courage and determi- nation were not able to win the battle this eighth time. Those of us who were fortunate enough to see him shortly before his death were greeted by a cheerful and active man who enjoyed visiting and reminiscing about the wonderful times and acquaintances we had shared. Bob had a fulfilling life in which he was able to work in some of the best educational institutions of the time and to interact with inspired and talented scientists, most of whom became life-long friends. His love of science and of life made it a joy to know and to work with him. Bob graduated from Columbia University in 1943 and received his M.D. from Yale Medical School in 1946. As a medical student, he discovered his passion for studying infectious diseases and began his first research Archives of Virology Springer Journals


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