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Jerry Morris: pathfinder for health through an active and fit way of life
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  1. Ralph S Paffenbarger, Jr
  1. Emeritus (Active) Professor of Epidemiology Stanford University School of Medicine

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    We extend greetings and best wishes to Jeremy Noah Morris on the occasion of his 90th birthday celebration, 6 May 2000. Professor Morris, better known as Jerry, was born in Liverpool, educated in Glasgow and London, and today is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a renowned physician-epidemiologist who has made landmark scientific contributions to our understanding of physical exercise and dietary intake as they affect risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD, or heart attack), and to our understanding of the role of social inequalities in risk of disease. As a protagonist, he has worked tirelessly to develop public policies to prevent disease, promote good health, and overcome those social factors that predispose to disease and limit access to health care. Based on three long term studies over the last half century, one of London transport workers and two of executive grade British civil servants, Jerry Morris has demonstrated conclusively that a physically active …

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