In Memoriam: Dr. LaSalle Lefall
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Jun 2, 2019 - Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a surgeon and educator who as the first black president of the American Cancer Society was a leader in promoting awareness of the risks of cancer, particularly among African-Americans, died on May 25 in Washington.
Dr. Arthur Fleming led the memorial at CDU on September 4.
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