Thomas Hughes Jukes, 93, a scientist and nutritionist who...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 13, 1999

Thomas Hughes Jukes, 93, a scientist and nutritionist who argued for pesticides, died of pneumonia Nov. 1 in Berkeley, Calif.

The British-born research biochemist emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley wrote the first report saying that the vitamin niacin cured pellagra, a nutritional disease. He also was part of the group that isolated and synthesized folic acid.

Mr. Jukes took on his fellow Sierra Club members when he argued against banning the pesticide DDT, saying it saved lives in poor countries because it was a cheap, effective way to kill malarial mosquitoes.

Sir Vivian Fuchs, 91, leader of the first expedition to cross Antarctica by land, died Thursday in Cambridge, England, after a long illness, his family said. Mr. Fuchs, director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1958 to 1973, led the Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition, completing the 99-day transit of the continent on March 2, 1958.

Joseph J. DiMona, 77, a best-selling novelist and nonfiction collaborator on H. R. Haldeman's "The Ends of Power," died in Los Angeles Nov. 6 of liver cancer.

William Fineshriber, 90, who helped develop international markets for American films and television during 24 years as vice president of the Motion Picture Association of America, died Nov. 6 in Los Angeles.

Wendell L. Miller, 97, a political crusader who led efforts to recall Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw during a corruption scandal six decades ago, died in Claremont, Calif., on Tuesday.

Felix Galimir, 89, renowned violinist and chamber musician, died Wednesday in New York. Born in Austria, he received his early training at the Vienna Conservatory. He and his sisters formed a string quartet in 1927 to commemorate the centennial of Ludwig van Beethoven's death.

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