Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The diminutive Basrur dead at 51

Sheela Basrur, Toronto's chief medical officer of health (are there any other kind of medical officers?) during the SARS hoo ha. Her death came after a 2 year battle with hemangiopericytoma, a rare vascular cancer. "She was the one that lifted us up on her
shoulders even though she wasn't that tall," said Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman.


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