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Top Children's physician collapses, dies in New York

'Dancing doctor' charmed with wide range of talents

Dr. Michael Shannon, shown in his office in 2003, was formerly head of emergency medicine at Children's Hospital. Dr. Michael Shannon, shown in his office in 2003, was formerly head of emergency medicine at Children's Hospital. (The Boston Globe/FILE)
By Elizabeth Cooney and Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / March 11, 2009

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Dr. Michael W. Shannon, a world-renowned pediatric toxicologist and the former head of emergency medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston who was also known as the "dancing doctor," died yesterday on his way home from a tango trip he took to Argentina with his wife. (Full article: 632 words)

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