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Monday, 9 February 2009

Professor William Cohen

The Down syndrome "community" around the world will mourn the loss of Professor William Cohen, who died in the US on Friday 6th February.

Dr Cohen was renowned internationally as a developmental paediatrician, a teacher in medical and parent education, a writer and conference presenter. He was a co-founder of the US based Down Syndrome Medical Interest Interest Group, and co-authored guidelines on health care for people with Down syndrome.

If you have a child with Down syndrome who has benefited from good health care in the last thirty years or so, you can be sure that Bill Cohen had a hand in its quality, through his many activities on behalf of children with Down syndrome.

The National Down Syndrome Society's tribute can be read here.

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