Death of Dr. Michael Shannon

March 10, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts

Top pediatric doctor at Boston hospital dies at 55
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By MARK PRATT, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON -- Dr. Michael Shannon, an internationally known specialist in the study and treatment of the effects of poisons in children, died unexpectedly Tuesday as he and his wife returned from a dancing vacation in Argentina.

"We are nothing short of devastated by this news and this incredible loss," Children's Hospital Boston Chief Executive Dr. James Mandell and Chairman of Medicine Dr. Gary Fleisher said in an e-mail to staff.

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