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Hope-Simpson was a GP who demonstrated that shingles is caused by reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. He did this by scrupulous epidemiological research on the Scottish island of Yell. Dr Hope-Simpson was a GP epidemiologist, a contemporary of Dr William Pickles
He was also the originator of the Hope-Simpson hypothesis about varicella zoster - that exposure to cases of chickenpox provides natural "boosting" of the immune system, which prevents or delays the onset of shingles.