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In July 2019, Martin Ward Platt died after a long struggle with a major illness. His obituary in the BMJ summarises his many abilities and achievements.1 Here, we will pay tribute to him by recounting his remarkable contributions to this journal and to medical publishing generally.
For ADC, he was first an Associate Editor, then Edition Editor for the Fetal and Neonatal edition, then Senior Editor and an interim Editor-in-Chief. In his clinical role, he was a consultant neonatologist in Newcastle upon Tyne from 1993 until his death. However, his interests extended way beyond neonatology, and the extraordinary breadth of his knowledge and skills is reflected in his publications.
Considering that his writing and editorial work was done alongside demanding clinical, teaching and research commitments, his output was prolific. There are an astonishing 115 publications throughout …
Contributors RS-J wrote after first draft by NB. BJS added some text.
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