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Children 2014, 1(3), 457-460; doi:10.3390/children1030457

Tribute to Professor Anthony J. McMichael

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National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Corner of Mills and Eggleston Roads, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia
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Departments of General Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Australia
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Australian National University Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
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Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia 6008, Australia
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Received: 8 November 2014 / Accepted: 11 November 2014 / Published: 26 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of Climate Change on Child Health)
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Abstract

Emeritus Professor A. J. “Tony” McMichael (1942–2014) was an internationally renowned and pioneering Australian academic and advocate in epidemiology, who was passionate about understanding the influences of the environment on human health. In an illustrious career spanning more than four decades, he made significant contributions to the scientific community and policy discourse—including ground-breaking research related to the health of children. McMichael was a prolific academic writer with over 300 peer-reviewed papers; 160 book chapters and two sole-authored books. However, his outstanding talent was for integrating complex and seemingly unrelated strands from the environmental and health sciences into a cohesive narrative—and highlighting its relevance to lay persons, scientists and governments alike. He was instrumental in validating this nascent field of research and inspiring many others to follow his lead. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; epidemiology; environment climate change; epidemiology; environment
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Swaminathan, A.; Lucas, R.M.; Harley, D. Tribute to Professor Anthony J. McMichael. Children 2014, 1, 457-460.

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