Isidore Ash

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:680

Former community physician Epping and Harlow (b Lodz 1913; q Rome 1938), d 6 February 2002.

After qualifying the rise of fascism forced him to leave Italy and he went to Palestine, where he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Following public health work in north Africa, Germany, and Korea, he settled in England. He achieved acclaim in 1965 for his painstaking detective work that led to the discovery of the cause of the Epping jaundice outbreak. In retirement he wrote a fascinating account of his life, which began with memories of the Russian Revolution. He leaves a wife; two children; and four grandchildren.

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