Obituaries

Harold William Charles FullerPercival Maclean Andrew HarnarayanRonald Wallace KnowltonPeter Grey Loton ParrySydney Carver Woodhouse

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.1284 (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1284

Harold William Charles Fuller

Former general practitioner Eastleigh (b 1914; q King's 1937, with honours and the university medal, being distinguished in medicine, surgery, and pathology, the only student of his year to be awarded more than one such distinction; FRCS, MRCGP), died of myocardial infarction on 12 January 1997. In 1941 he joined a Red Cross surgical team in Ethiopia and worked in the Haile Selassie I Hospital in Addis Ababa. The emperor took a great interest in the hospital and Harold was invited both to dinner at the palace and to a reception on the marriage of emperor's daughter. Later he worked in Transjordan and Syria and as a locum surgeon in the Edinburgh Medical Mission Hospital in Nazareth before returning to a surgical registrar post in Britain. Nevertheless, the prospects for a surgical career were then bleak, and so he entered general practice, remaining there until he retired. He had a prodigious memory and, being a great reader, he amassed a large library, mainly of books on natural history and theology. His Christian faith was the foundation of his …

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