Dr. George deStevens, 71, a chemist who discovered...


September 08, 1995

Dr. George deStevens, 71, a chemist who discovered hydrochlorothiazide, which since 1958, under the brand name Esidrix, has been the most widely prescribed diuretic used to treat high blood pressure, died Tuesday of lymphoma in Summit, N.J. At his death, Dr. deStevens was director of the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti at Drew University in Madison, N.J.

John Megna, 42, who portrayed Dill in the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Monday of AIDS in Los Angeles. He also appeared on Broadway and television.

Helena Maria Shultz, 80, wife of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer in Stanford, Calif. She was a first lieutenant with the Army Nurses Corps during World War II and met her husband, who was then a captain in the Marine Corps, while on duty in Hawaii.

Gerard Salton, 68, a professor of computer science at Cornell University and a leading authority on information retrieval systems, died Aug. 28 of cancer in Ithaca, N.Y.

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