Death of Augusto Odone

March 6, 1933 - October 24, 2013
Italy | Age 80

Man who invented Lorenzo's Oil to save son dies
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FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist, defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy, wasting away from a neurological disease, and to give hope to other children afflicted with the same genetic defect.

Odone, 80, died on Thursday in his native Italy, five years after the death of his son Lorenzo, who astonished doctors by surviving decades longer than they predicted.

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