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Tony Jackson

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:426

Paediatrician who became a pioneer in the management of cystic fibrosis

Tony Jackson made a considerable contribution to the transformation of cystic fibrosis from a fatal disease of infancy to a chronic disease of adults. He applied the developing technology and pharmaceutical developments to everyday practice, supported families and patients, and, after retirement, gave strategic direction to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust research and medical advisory committee, of which he was chairman. The trust awarded him its John Panchaud medal.

Tony began his training in the children's department at the Middlesex Hospital, London, before moving to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, under the direction of Sir Wilfred Sheldon. As a senior paediatric registrar he worked with Dr Winifred Young in her cystic fibrosis clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London. He returned to Great Ormond Street as lecturer and first assistant to Professor Sir Alan Moncrieff at the Institute of Child Health in 1956 before being appointed to …

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