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J Epidemiol Community Health 54:881 doi:10.1136/jech.54.12.881a
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Professor J N “Jerry” Morris

  1. JOHN R ASHTON, CBE, Editor

      Jerry Morris was born in Liverpool in 1910 and educated in Glasgow and London. After an early career in Nottingham Public Health department and as Assistant MoH for Middlesex in 1939–41, he spent much of the war in the RAMC in India. His friendship with the social scientist Richard Titmuss began in the late 1930s, and during the war Morris and Titmuss published pioneering papers on juvenile heart disease. These interests were carried further when Morris became the Director of the MRC's (Medical Research Council) Social Medicine Unit, established …

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