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Hamilton, J. Richard OR'51

Hamilton, J. Richard OR'51
Richard Hamilton was Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Pediatrics at McGill University and former Chief Physician of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He founded the first Pediatric Gastroenterology Division in North America in 1966 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto which subsequently trained 48 gastroenterologists who established careers throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Australasia. His 40-year research focused on the developing intestine and its cellular responses to infection and malnutrition. These interests prompted international activities through the WHO and in Bangladesh. He co-edited three major texts. His interest in promoting strong health research in the developing world led to his involvement in creating an International Network of Mother and Child Health scientists. Dr. Hamilton was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. He died on April 19, 2016 in Montreal, QC.
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