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Paradigmatic shifts in academic disciplines occur as a result of the interaction of a complex set of factors. The old paradigm must be exhibiting a demonstrable ‘crisis’. And the new paradigm must be championed by individuals that possess adequate commitment to mould it in the face of the inevitable resistances that will be posed by adherents and beneficiaries of the old paradigm. Peter Draper, who died on 30 July 2016, was a dogged champion of the need for public health practice to break out of the narrow medical and environmental focus that had characterised social medicine in the period immediately […]
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