Bruce Bespalow Dan, M.D. (December 20, 1946 – September 6, 2011) was one of the American researchers with the Toxic Shock Syndrome Task Force who established the link between toxic shock syndrome and the use of tampons.
Dan died September 6, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland from complications stemming from a bone marrow transplant received to cure leukemia. He is buried in Garden of Remembrance Cemetery, Clarksburg, Maryland.
- Social Security Death Index (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2011.
- Dennis Hevesi (September 10, 2011). "Bruce Dan, Who Helped Link Toxic Shock and Tampons, Is Dead at 64". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
Dr. Bruce Dan, who as a leading federal researcher helped establish a link between the life-threatening disease toxic shock syndrome and the use of tampons, prompting a major shift in the way tampons are produced, died Tuesday in Baltimore.
- See, Obituary, The Washington Post, September 8, 2011.
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