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Monday, November 4, 2013

Lorenzo's Oil creator Augusto Odone dies




Augusto Odone with his son Lorenzo


Augusto Odone, who rejected medical opinion and created an oil to save the life of his son Lorenzo has died.

The former World Bank economist died in Italy aged 80, said his family.
Augusto Odone taught himself enough science to invent a treatment for his six-year-old son after he was diagnosed with a neurological disease and given two years to live. Lorenzo eventually died aged 30.
The battle to help him was depicted in a 1992 Hollywood film, Lorenzo's Oil. (...)

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24676384






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