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4 November 2009

Barrett mourns death of TB pioneer Sir John Crofton

John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West today launched a motion in parliament to commemorate the life of tuberculosis (TB) pioneer Sir John Crofton who has died aged 97.

Sir John developed a cure for TB and was awarded The Union Medal, the highest honour awarded by the International Union against TB and Lung Diseases in recognition of his work. It is estimated that his research has helped save over 10 million lives worldwide.

Mr Barrett has tabled a parliamentary motion recognising his life achievements.

John Barrett said:

“Sir John Crofton was an extraordinary man whose work has saved the lives countless people across the world. His death is a sad day for the scientific community but his life has been a story of how one individual can change the world.”

John Barrett has tabled the following motion to parliament:

That this house mourns the sad loss of tuberculosis (TB) pioneer Sir John Crofton who died on 3rd November 2009 aged 97; recognises his outstanding contribution to the control of TB during his lifetime with his work in the field helping to cure over 10 million people of the disease worldwide; notes that Sir John was awarded The Union Medal, the highest honour awarded by the International Union against TB and Lung Diseases for his groundbreaking work; sends condolences to the friends and family of Sir John who will no doubt be very proud of a remarkable man.

John Crofton - pioneering scientist who developed a cure for TB

John Crofton - pioneering scientist who developed a cure for TB

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