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Sir Percival Pott: Environmental Oncology

Describe the importance of the contributions of Sir Percival Pott to environmental health, particularly in the field of cancer prevention.

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1. About Pott (short bio) - 100 words
2. Main work & impact on cancer prevention - 150 words

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Sir Percival Pott

For many environmental oncologists (individuals who study the environmental causes of cancer, including the physical, chemical, biological and social causes and their possible treatments) 18th century English Surgeon Sir Percival Pott is a key figure in the history of their discipline as he was one of the founders of orthopedy (surgery/medicine focused on treatment of musculoskeletal health) and in this practice, showed that cancer can be caused by an environmental element/carcinogen. Pott was born in London in January 6, 1714 and apprenticed at St. ...

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The solution provides information and assistance (see above) on discussing the role of Sir Percival Pott in the history of environmental oncology, with a focus on his work in pioneering a study on environmental carcinogens. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.