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A tribute to Professor Shu Dong Xiao (1931–2016)
  1. Jing Yuan Fang
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jing Yuan Fang, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, 145 Middle Shandong Road, Shanghai 200001, China; jingyuanfang@sjtu.edu.cn

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Great sadness and deep affection marked the recent passing of Professor and Dr Shu Dong Xiao, a renowned and respected gastroenterologist, the emeritus director of Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease and the emeritus professor of Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, who had dedicated his whole life to the academic and clinical study of digestive diseases. Professor Xiao died from cardiopulmonary failure on 22 July 2016 at the age of 85.

Professor Xiao was born in 1931 in Huangpi city, Hubei Province, China. He graduated from the Shanghai Second Medical College (currently known as Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine) in 1955, majoring in medicine. Because of his excellent performance he remained working as a …

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