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Ryan, Desmond

(1943-2011) UK-born journalist and author, in the US from 1967, whose very Near Future medical Technothriller, Helix (1979) with Joel N Shurkin, extrapolates from the real effects of Legionnaire's Disease to depict a virulent nationwide Pandemic. [JC]

Desmond Ryan

born London: 30 May 1943

died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 15 December 2011

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