James Allen Scott, 92, a parasitologist and retired National Institutes of Health official, died August 18 of kidney failure at his home in Bethesda, Md. Scott was an authority on helminthology, the study of diseases caused by parasitic worms.
Scott received his Ph.D. in 1927 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He performed his early research in Egypt between 1929 and 1936, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation. He was a helminthologist at the Institute for National Hygiene in Venezuela from 1937 to 1940. After returning from Venezuela, he worked for several universities and the U.S. Census Bureau until 1944, when he joined the University of Texas medical school in Galveston.
Scott joined NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1962. He was chief of parasitology and medical entomology from 1968 until 1972, when he retired.
Harold Masursky, 66, a...