Health of People, Places and Planet
This book is dedicated to those who work to protect and advance public health, particularly from an academic position. It is not always easy to challenge powerful views, as Tony’s life work exemplifies, but it is made easier by the collegial spirit revealed through assembling this book. It is also dedicated to the late Susan Starr Woldenberg Butler (1948–2014), who died on 4 October, the day following what would have been Tony McMichael’s 72nd birthday. Tony (1942–2014) had died only one week beforehand. They are very sadly missed. Both played valuable roles in the creation of this book. Tony’s career, of course, inspired the whole volume. But Tony also contributed to its design, co-authored a chapter, reviewed another and wrote or co-wrote the nine papers or book extracts that form the frame on which the book is constructed. Susan helped to edit many chapters, also contributed to the book design and nurtured and supported this book’s senior editor, Colin.