Alfred Haessig, 78, a Red Cross doctor who was convicted...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 18, 1999

Alfred Haessig, 78, a Red Cross doctor who was convicted of supervising distribution of HIV-infected blood products to hemophiliacs, died Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland, after a long illness.

In December, a Geneva court held that Dr. Haessig, a former director of the Swiss central laboratory of the Red Cross, put people at risk through his actions in the 1980s. The court said he had acted out of "pride and stubbornness."

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