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Medical News & Perspectives
October 27, 2004

Jeremiah Stamler, MD: Researcher, Leader in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

JAMA. 2004;292(16):1941-1943. doi:10.1001/jama.292.16.1941

CHICAGO—If preventive medicine is one of the keys to living a long and productive life, one of the field’s most influential proponents, Jeremiah Stamler, MD, serves as a prime example of its benefits.

At an age when many people are entering their third decade of retirement, the 85-year-old Stamler, founding chair and professor emeritus of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, continues to elucidate how modifying risk factors can improve health. This year alone, Stamler has published 10 journal articles and monographs, adding to the more than 1000 he has authored or coauthored since a 1949 publication on “the effect of a low fat diet on the spontaneously occurring arteriosclerosis of the chicken” (Am Heart J. 1949;37:689-700).