Professor Michael C Latham, an expert on international nutrition and tropical health who waged a long campaign against the use of infant formula and for the practice of breastfeeding in developing countries, died on 1 April 2011 in Boston at the age of 82. Michael Latham was born on 6 May 1928, in Kilosa, Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Aft er earning a medical degree fr om Trinity College, Dublin, in 1952, he worked in hospitals in Britain and the United States before returning to Tanganyika to practice medicine in rural areas. During intermittent leaves, he earned a diploma in tropical public health fr om the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1958.
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