DENVER (AP) — Victor Sidel, a physician who campaigned to bring attention to the medical consequences of nuclear war, poverty and other social issues, has died. He was 86.

Sidel (Sie-DELL') died Jan. 30 in suburban Denver. His son, Mark Sidel, said his father had moved to Greenwood Village from New York last year to be closer to family following the death of his wife Ruth.

Sidel was a founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the U.S. branch of a worldwide group that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for working to prevent nuclear war. He also served as president of the American Public Health Association.

Sidel worked for many years at Montefiore Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.

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