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Professor Philip Sambrook – Obituary

Professor Philip Sambrook – Obituary


TABsptabTherapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease1759-720X1759-7218SAGE PublicationsSage UK: London, England10.1177/1759720X1244910110.1177_1759720X12449101EditorialProfessor Philip Sambrook – Obituary6201243135135© The Author(s), 20122012SAGE PublicationsIt is with great sadness that I report the passing of my colleague and friend, Philip Sambrook, who died after a fight against ocular melanoma on 31st March 2012. Philip will not only be remembered as the first Editor-in-Chief of this journal, but also for his major clinical and scientific contributions to the field of rheumatology in general and osteoporosis in particular.I first met Philip in the early 1980s when he was working at Northwick Park Hospital in London – we met in Edinburgh and had a wonderful day discussing the effects of glucocorticoids on bone, a meeting we were going to repeat on numerous occasions over the subsequent 30 years. Over those years Philip made enormous contributions, not just in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, but also in the epidemiology and genetics of osteoporosis (via the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study and his work on Australian twins) and transplant osteoporosis. Later in his career he developed a great interest on the causes and prevention of morbidity and mortality in the elderly after fracture. He authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and continued to contribute to papers
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