Obituaries

John Kevany

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.934 (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:934

An academic who highlighted the link between poverty and ill health

John Kevany spent a lifetime exploring the role of poverty as a cause of global ill health. Long before celebrities such as Bono took up the baton on behalf of the underprivileged and dispossessed, John Kevany worked quietly to bring about change. The Department of Community Health and General Practice at Trinity College Dublin was where he spent the bulk of his professional life, first as a lecturer in social …

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