Ruth Blumka, 74, a prominent dealer in medieval and...


October 14, 1994

Ruth Blumka, 74, a prominent dealer in medieval and Renaissance art and a donor of artworks to museums around the country, died Monday at New York University Hospital of complications from ovarian cancer.

John Kappers, 36, an AIDS activist who became the first person in Georgia to be quarantined because of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome Tuesday in Atlanta. He was a registered nurse who was placed under involuntary quarantine in his home by DeKalb County health officials on April 11. The two-month quarantine sparked criticism from AIDS activists and others who contended the confinement was unnecessary.

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