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Paddy Donaldson

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.457 (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:457

One of the last of the medical officers of health of the Nye Bevin era and an expert on food hygiene

Raymond Joseph “Paddy” Donaldson served as a medical officer of health (MOH) in the developing NHS in several posts from the Midlands to the far north. The pinnacle of his career was spent as MOH in Teesside. He was a giant in the field of public health and he launched and pioneered many successful initiatives, including screening on …

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