Latham, Michael Charles

Cornell Emeritus Professor

Dr. Michael Latham, professor emeritus and graduate school professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences  who directed the Cornell Program in International Nutrition for 25 years and taught nutrition at Cornell for 36 years, died on April 1, 2011 at age 82.

Author or co-author of some 450 publications, including the books "Human Nutrition in Tropical Africa," "Human Nutrition in the Developing World" and "Kilimanjaro Tales: The Saga of a Medical Family in Africa," Latham focused his work on breastfeeding, infant and child health; parasitic infections and their relationship to health; micronutrient deficiencies, especially iron deficiency anemia and vitamin A deficiency; and nutrition and human rights.

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