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Virology Division News Arch Virol (2005) 150: 1268–1270 DOI 10.1007/s00705-005-0535-8 Obituary In Memoriam Patricia Ann Webb (1925–2005) atricia Ann Webb, M.D., a unique figure in the field th P of medical virology, died on January 24 2005 at the age of 79 years. For many years, she served as a distinguished career officer in the US Public Health Service (USPHS). She made important contributions to our knowledge of arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers, serving the USPHS in multiple challenging overseas assignments in the tropics. Patricia Webb will be remembered as an inquisitive, tough and exacting scientist-physician by the many young virologists she inspired to fulfill careers exploring emerging viral diseases. Pat was born in Cambridge, England on April 5, 1925. Her father, Robert A. Webb, M.D. was an American-born and educated (Johns Hopkins) pathologist who became a renowned Professor of Pathology at the University of Oxford, interested in the pathogenic role of bacteria, such as Listeria; he was a close associate of Howard Florey. Patricia, her sister and brother were dispatched to the United States during the Blitz (1940). In 1945, Patricia graduated when only 20 years old from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and went on to medical school at Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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