Samuel M. Wishik, 89, who helped devise family planning...


February 24, 1996

Samuel M. Wishik, 89, who helped devise family planning and health programs in 65 countries and retired in 1978 as professor emeritus of public health at Columbia University, died Monday in San Diego.

In 1951, the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health appointed him founding chairman of the department of maternal and child health. He eventually became an associate dean and worked closely with Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine to prevent polio, and with Dr. Benjamin Spock, the pediatrician and writer of books on child care.

Dr. Wishik wrote a "Training Handbook for Family Planning Workers."

Dr. Carl Albert Keuther, 80, an administrator at the National Institutes of Health for 30 years, died Wednesday in Madison, Conn. A specialist in pharmacology and toxicology, he was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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