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Richard K. Olney

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Seems hardly notable as per Wikipedia:Notability. Not sourced except for one obituary-type article in a US newspaper. kashmiri 14:38, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Obvious keep. Notable scientist who waranted obits and other articles of interest during his life in several major newspapers (to add to the above two are major newspapers in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Boston among others. He was also featured in numerous science journals such as this Neurology Today article. This Google News Archive search yields multiple references. This Google Books search also shows he has authored books on neurology and that he is cited by others in their publications. I don't see how this person could even remotely be considered a good candidate for deletion. Given the ready availability of sources on the internet, I do not feel the nominator did due dilegence in source searching prior to nominating it at AFD.4meter4 (talk) 15:18, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Keep There's certainly sufficient material for an article, so passes WP:GNG. --Colapeninsula (talk) 15:39, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Strong keep The nominator has not only failed to do even the most cursory search for other sources, I doubt if they have even read this biography. How is an "obituary type article" indicative of non-notability? This is not a paid death announcement in a local paper. It's an authored obituary in the New York Times. That alone is indicative of notability. However a cursory glance at Google News shows that authored obituaries also appear in multiple major newspapers in the US including the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and syndicated in many more) which describe him as a "leading researcher", "a pioneer of ALS clinical research and teaching", etc. Not only that, he was the subject of multiple articles during his lifetime, especially when he himself was diagnosed with the disease. [1], again in major papers: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, etc.. Not to mention this lengthy feature on him in Neurology Today, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, who subsequently named a a fellowship in his honour, and the The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine which gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. I suggest this nomination be withdrawn. Voceditenore (talk) 16:19, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Academics and educators-related deletion discussions. Voceditenore (talk) 16:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
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