Dilip Mahalanabis

“I don’t mean this callously, but it is an undeniable fact that if you are interested in getting newspaper headlines, you are better off becoming a mass shooter than inventing a life-saving medical therapy.” | Steven Johnson on the quiet passing of Dilip Mahalanabis.

Dilip Mahalanabis (see more in SJ’s tribute post) was the key figure behind Oral Rehydration Therapy, a revolutionary and surprisingly simple technique that has prevented millions of people, particularly children, from dying of diarrheal diseases like cholera over the past few decades.

RIP and respect.