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Ian Kennedy is perhaps the best known and most important figure in health law and ethics in the United Kingdom, and probably one of the most significant in Europe and North America. How did his life and career evolve to the point where he would wield such influence? This essay examines the leadership, erudition, and passion Ian Kennedy has brought to the field of health law and ethics. It is perhaps not an overstatement to suggest that Professor Kennedy virtually invented the field in the United Kingdom. He did so through his scholarship, public advocacy, and influence in shaping institutions, both governmental and professional.

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14 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol'y v-xii (1997)