- Duncan Clark
Duncan William Clark, MD (1910 – 5 August 2007) was an American public health expert and preventive medicine specialist. He is best known for advocating the addition of fluoride to the New York City's water supply to prevent tooth decay.
Clark served as Dean of the Long Island College of Medicine. He chaired the Department of Environmental Medicine and Community Health at the State University of New York, Brooklyn from 1951 to 1978, becoming a professor emeritus in 1982.
Awards and legacy
The Duncan Clark Award and the Duncan Clark Lectureship of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research are also named for him. He was the first recipient of the Duncan Clark Award in 1974 and received the Duncan Clark Lectureship in 1992.
- Clark DW, MacMahon B, eds. Preventive Medicine (J&A Churchill; Little, Brown; 1967) (ISBN 0316145556); reissued as Clark DW, MacMahon B, eds. Preventive and Community Medicine (Little, Brown; 1981) (ISBN 0316145963)
- ^ a b c Pearce J. Dr. Duncan W. Clark, Voice for Fluoridated Water, Dies at 96. New York Times (21 August 2007) (accessed 30 January 2008)
- ^ New York Academy of Medicine: Greater use of medical resources doesn't result in better medical care, says Dr. John Wennberg at the 2005 Duncan W. Clark Lecture (accessed 31 January 2008)
- ^ New York Academy of Medicine: Division of Health Policy: Lectures and Events (accessed 31 January 2008)
- ^ APTR Awards Recognition Program (accessed 30 January 2008)
- Imperato PJ. (2007) Duncan William Clark, MD 1910–2007. J Community Health (Dec 7)
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