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Farewell to David Henderson-Smart

Share your memories in remembrance of David.

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A thoughtful voice on the Steering Group
I well remember David, with his dog in background, joining us by telephone for a Steering Group meeting about ten years ago when the discussions were particularly...
Mike Clarke
3 May 2013 - 12:13 GMT
A great mentor for an obstetrician
DHS was undoubtedly one of the most significant influences on my career. He taught me the art of leadership by humility, the importance of intellectual rigour in every...
David Ellwood
12 Apr 2013 - 12:34 GMT
A PC (pre-Cochrane) tribute
Testimony here on the Cochrane tribute site is replete for David's key role in getting the Cochrane Collaboration off the ground in Australia and to his...
Paul Colditz
4 Apr 2013 - 03:54 GMT
A generous and respected mentor
David was a much loved and respected leader, unfailingly generous in his support and encouragement of others. His passionate belief in the importance of the Cochrane...
Steve McDonald
3 Mar 2013 - 04:48 GMT
An inspiration
I had the pleasure of working with David on the PEGS newborn pain project. He was a great leader who gave credit where it was due. He was concerned for all, babies,...
Kaye Spence
21 Feb 2013 - 11:39 GMT
A privilege to work with and be a friend of
David Henderson-Smart was a gentle man who followed strict scientific principles when it came to examining the evidence for medical practice in his chosen field of...
Michael Bracken
18 Feb 2013 - 04:16 GMT
He led by example
David Henderson-Smart, DHS to all, was the quintessential "hands-on" role model for all of us, especially the young. He led by example. I had the privilege of...
Jack Sinclair
18 Feb 2013 - 04:15 GMT
He will be missed by many
As a colleague, David was always very supportive of me in my role as Managing Editor of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. I was always very appreciative of his time...
Diane Haughton
18 Feb 2013 - 04:13 GMT
We owe him a lot
I learned what the word "perinatal" really means from DHS, and I always associate the word with him. A practical idea where everyone from every discipline gathered with...
Hilda Bastian
18 Feb 2013 - 04:11 GMT
A champion of evidence-based health care
David Henderson-Smart (DHS) was a champion of evidence-based health care and a true believer in The Cochrane Collaboration’s principles and ethos to his core.
Lisa Askie
18 Feb 2013 - 04:10 GMT

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