A Conversation With Jeremiah Stamler
There’s More Work to Do for Longer Lives and Better Health
By JANE E. BRODY
Published: August 23, 2005
Dr. Jeremiah Stamler’s name is synonymous with preventive cardiology.
Since the late 1940’s, Dr. Stamler, professor emeritus and founding chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s medical school in Chicago, has been at the forefront of efforts to identify the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and establish the concept that heart disease, strokes and sudden cardiac deaths can be prevented through measures people can control – better diets, regular exercise and not smoking.
Last year alone, Dr. Stamler, who is 85, published 10 journal articles and monographs, adding to the nearly 1,100 publications bearing his name as author or co-author in his long and influential career. Showing no signs of quitting, Dr. Stamler said in an interview in his Manhattan apartment that there was more work to be done if Americans were going to live long lives in good health.
There’s More Work to Do for Longer Lives and Better Health – New York Times