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The TurnstoneA Doctor's Story$
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Geoffrey Dean

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237570

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314292

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Retirement and a Shotgun Marriage

Retirement and a Shotgun Marriage

(p.204) Chapter 22 Retirement and a Shotgun Marriage
The Turnstone
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This chapter first details the author's research on the factors behind the large number of cancer-related deaths among men in the research and technical staff of the Agricultural Institute of Ireland. The author attributed the small cluster of brain and blood cancers among the research and technical staff in the Agricultural Institute to one of three possible causes: the effect of radiation from radioactive isotopes; a virus infection; or, most likely of all, the absorption of some organic chemical or chemicals used in their research work for the institute. He then shares his thoughts about retiring as director of the Medico-Social Research Board in 1985, and the subsequent forced amalgamation of the Medico-Social Research Board with the Medical Research Council.

Keywords:   cancer, mortality, Agricultural Institute, Medico-Social Research Board, Medical Research Council

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