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Dr. George Blackburn, Who Worked to Help You Eat Better, Dies at 81

Dr. George Blackburn, a surgeon, clinician, researcher, teacher and author who was considered pre-eminent in the study of obesity and nutrition, died on Feb. 20 at his home in Boston. He was 81.

The cause was malignant melanoma, said his wife, Susan Kelly.

Over his career, largely spent at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Blackburn correlated poor nutrition with obesity, advocated lower-fat diets and helped develop gastric bypass surge

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