Malcolm Breckenridge Carpenter, a retired neuro-anatomist...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 11, 1999

Malcolm Breckenridge Carpenter, a retired neuro-anatomist who helped map the pathways of the brain that coordinate movement and equilibrium, died of a heart attack June 25 at Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He was 77 and lived in Hershey. From 1976 to 1987 he was chairman of the department of anatomy at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He retired as professor of anatomy in 1991.

Harry H. Eckstein, a political scientist who argued that a critically important role in determining whether democracy succeeded in a country was played by the country's political culture, what he called "authority patterns," died of heart failure June 22 in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 75 and lived near Newport Beach.

Mark O'Brien, the subject of the 1997 film "Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien," an Academy Award-winning documentary about his journalistic career, conducted mostly from an iron lung, died of bronchitis July 4 at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 49.

Roberta Sherwood, a torch singer known for her recordings "Up a Lazy River" and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You," died Monday of heart failure and cancer. She was 86.

Pub Date: 7/11/99

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