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Kenneth Willoughby Heaton

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 24 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4306
  1. Chris Burns-Cox, Tim Paine

Kenneth Willoughby Heaton (“Ken”) was born and brought up by Christian missionary parents in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

By sustained meticulous work at Duke University and Bristol he fulfilled his ambition to study the effects of food and the environment on gastrointestinal function. He unravelled the origins of gallstones and irritable bowel syndrome, …

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