Nicu Ceausescu, 45, the hard-drinking playboy son of...


September 27, 1996

Nicu Ceausescu, 45, the hard-drinking playboy son of Romania's late communist dictator, died yesterday at General Hospital in Vienna, Austria, where he had been treated for internal bleeding, a hospital spokeswoman said. His parents, Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu, who ruled Romania for a quarter-century, were executed by a firing squad after a hurried trial on Christmas Day 1989.

William John Curran, 71, a public health attorney and Harvard University professor who helped establish health law as a specialty, died of cancer Sunday in Falmouth, Mass. He wrote, edited or co-edited 16 books and more than 100 journal articles and chapters. His textbook, "Law and Medicine," was the basic text in the field of health law.

Pub Date: 9/27/96

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