The contribution of Michael Rutter

I. Kolvin

British Journal of Psychiatry 1999; 174:471-475

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I. Kolvin,"The contribution of Michael Rutter", British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 174, pp. 471-475, (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1999).


By common assent Michael Rutter is the most illustrious behavioural scientist to emerge from the field of child mental health over the past 50 years. Both intellectually and in his achievements, he stands head and shoulders above his peers on the international scene.

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