Dr. Herbert Cahn, a longtime Tri-City physician who led the Benton-Franklin Health District for years, has died.
He was 98. Cahn spent 25 years as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Richland before joining the health district as its health officer. He retired from that position in 1988 after 10 years on the job.
The health district — then called the Benton-Franklin District Health Department — saw its public services and environmental health and home health programs expanded under Cahn’s leadership, the Herald reported at the time.
Several socially oriented programs also were added, including ones dealing with drugs and child abuse.
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Cahn, who was born in New York and lived in Richland since 1951, died Oct. 14. Einan’s at Sunset in Richland is handling his services.