NEWS: New York Times obituary of Willy Burgdorfer
The New York Times gives details of his life, but no mention of the controversy his work engendered.
From the New York Times, Nov. 19, 2014
Willy Burgdorfer, Who Found Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease, Is Dead at 89
by William Yardley
Willy Burgdorfer, a medical entomologist who in 1982 identified the cause of what had been a mysterious affliction, Lyme disease, died on Monday at a hospital in Hamilton, Mont. He was 89.
The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, said Tom Schwan, a colleague of Mr. Burgdorfer’s for many years at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton.