Sir John Crofton, the man who pioneered life-saving treatment for tuberculosis sufferers has died in Edinburgh at the age of 97.
Sir John led a team of scientists which found a cure for TB by using a combination of three antibiotics.
In tributes following his death, he has been called one of the greatest physicians of the 20th century.
His work in combating TB – which came to be known as the “Edinburgh Method” – has saved the lives of thousands of people, and improved the health of millions more across the world.
Never one to slow down, almost to the very end of his life Sir John continued as an inspiring worker in the field of tuberculosis and tobacco control. Sir John was Honorary President of UK Coalition to Stop TB member TB Alert, for whom he fundraised tirelessly.
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