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Francis Andrew Boddy

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 16 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1212
  1. Philip McLoone,
  2. Alastair Leyland

Francis Andrew Boddy, who has died in Glasgow aged 82, was an influential public health physician, researcher, and educator, who made an important contribution during a key period in the development of public health medicine. He was born in York to William Boddy, a school teacher, and his wife, Janet (née Noble). In his final year as a pupil at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, he obtained a bursary to attend university. After qualifying, he served as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh’s Department of Social Medicine and Public Health. From there in 1963 he joined the New York City Department of Health and Cornell University, as a research associate involved in health service research in East Harlem.

Andrew returned to Scotland with his wife, Adele (“Ada”; née Wirszubska), whom he had met and married in …

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