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Denis Burkitt
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Born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Born on 28th of February 1911
Died on 23rd of March 1993

Born 1911. Died 1993 - Northern Irish surgeon and nutritionist.


Educated at Dublin University. Worked in Uganda and found a childhood cancer caused by a virus, now known as Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Linked low incidence of coronary heart disease and bowel cancer to high amount of unrefined fibre in diet. Nicknamed the bran man. Elected FRS in 1976.

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