William Ernest Dismukes 1939-2017

Date: 13 December 2017

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William Ernest Dismukes, MD, Professor Emeritus and former head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, passed away peacefully on 19 June 2017, at the age of 78 years. Bill made important contributions to the field of clinical mycology and infective endocarditis through his scientific and clinical observations, educational efforts, involvement in the development of clinical trials, and leadership in the development of treatment guidelines. The treatment guidelines for fungal infections were the first of their kind and were among the most oft-quoted and influential standards available at the time.

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