The Deaths of Two Important Pioneers: Lessons to Learn

Author : Kate Sleeth

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The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology.  The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective.  Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pancreatic cancer – and both surpassed the expected life expectancy by far (it is usually deadly within 3-6 months, they both lived for years after initial diagnosis).