After completing his duties as head of the ICRC's delegation in Japan, Junod returned to Geneva in 1946. He went back to work as a doctor, and the following year he wrote his memoir, Le Troisime Combattant (Warrior Without Weapons). He also served as vice president of the ICRC and was active in UNICEF and other humanitarian aid activities. And whenever the opportunity arose, he spoke out about the inhumanity of poison gas and nuclear weapons.

On June 16, 1961, while working at a hospital in Geneva, Dr. Junod suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 57. For one who had accomplished so much, his life was entirely too short. The achievements of a man who responded with loving kindness to the call for help of so many must not be forgotten.

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