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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Author Jock McCulloch Dies of Mesothelioma

Jock McCulloch (and colleagues) wrote multiple books attacking companies that manufactured and/or sold asbestos-containing products in Australia or South Africa.  They include Asbestos – Its Human Cost (1986),  Asbestos Blues: Labour, Capital, Physicians & The State in South Africa (2002), and Defending the Indefensible (2008).   As fate would have it, he died of mesothelioma on January 18, 2018 in Melbourne. A tribute to Mr. McCulloch is online here at IBAS, written by Laurie Kazan-Allen. According to Ms. Kazan-Allen’s article, Mr. McCulloch had preferred to “contain” news of the cancer that would kill him.

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