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William R. Harlan

Born 1930
Died

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American physician, born November 1, 1930.

Biography of William R. Harlan

Harlan has been an Associate Director for Disease Prevention, Office of Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, from June 30, 1991.

We thank Nicole Harlan for information submitted - she is the daughter of William R. Harlan.

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