Basil Hetzel, Australian medical researcher, Died at 94

Basil Stuart Hetzel was born on June 13, 1922 and died on February 4, 2017.

He was an Australian medical researcher.

Hetzel made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency, a major cause of goitre and cretinism worldwide.

He got married to Mary Helen Eyles in 1946.

The couple had five children; Susan (born 1947), Richard (born 1949), Robert (born 1951), Jay (born 1952) and Elizabeth (born 1956).

His wife died of cancer in December 1980.

During 1983 Hetzel married again, to Anne Fisher.

Basil Hetzel passed away at 94 years old.