MARY CONCEPCION BAUTISTA, 73, chairman of the Philippine government's Human Rights Commission, died in Manila on Sunday, two weeks after undergoing surgery for colon cancer, her family said Tuesday. Mrs. Bautista, a lawyer, was active in street demonstrations against the late President Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted in the 1986 uprising that installed Corazon Aquino as president.
DR. DAVID BODIAN, 82, a medical scientist and teacher whose work helped lay the groundwork for the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines, died Friday in Baltimore. He died of Parkinson's disease, said officials at Johns Hopkins University, with which Dr. Bodian had been associated since 1939. Dr. Bodian and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins in the 1940s and 1950s did much of the research that established that the polio virus that infected the body through the mouth and digestive tract was, in fact, three distinct viruses. Their experiments established that an effective polio vaccine must have antibodies to fight all three viruses.