Arthur Boydston Hardy, 78, a psychiatrist who pioneered a...

Deaths elsewhere

November 01, 1991

Arthur Boydston Hardy, 78, a psychiatrist who pioneered a treatment for agoraphobia that helped thousands of patients across the nation, died of cancer Saturday in Menlo Park., Calif. Dr. Hardy visited people who suffered an abnormal fear of being in open or public places and helped them extend the space in which they felt secure by confronting the source of the threat and using relaxation techniques.

Billy Wright, rhythm-and-blues singer, died of a pulmonary embolism Monday in Atlanta at age 73. Mr. Wright had four hits in the Billboard magazine R&B Top 10 from 1949 to 1951, including "Blues for My Baby," which reached No. 5.

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