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Charles Montague Fletcher (1911-1996), Epidemiologist and Professor of clinical epidemiology

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Eton and Cambridge are unlikely backgrounds for the pioneer of good medical communications. But Charles Fletcher was at home with everybody, whether Welsh coalminers (during his important research on dust disease of the lung), or his fellow researchers. He campaigned vigorously for doctors to talk clearly to one another and their patients. As the first television doctor he showed how to do it in the series 'Your life in their hands'.

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Charles Montague Fletcher

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1996
NPG P674