Obituaries

Andrew BaxterSamuel CardenAnne DaviesFrederick Justus Swinton EsherEoin Stewart HodgsonMichael John LynchMervyn McIlvennaGladys Cotsworth (“Margaret”) Pappworth (née Curtis)William Murray PorteousGian SagarEdward John Somerset

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7092.1487 (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1487

Andrew Baxter

Consultant in charge, ear, nose, and throat department Stobhill Hospital Glasgow (b Glasgow 1939; q Glasgow 1963; FRCSE, FRCSG), died of a primary brain tumour on 18 December 1996. A period as a research fellow in Boston stimulated a lifelong interest in ear surgery and he was a recognised expert in the treatment of otosclerosis by stapedectomy. He put his strong religious faith into practice by devoting his knowledge to helping his patients and colleagues. He served on many national and academic committees, organising for many years the ENT fellowship examination. An enthusiastic trainer he was a founding member of the Glasgow temporal bone surgery courses, and attracted many high quality junior and senior staff to his department. He leaves a wife, Tricia, and a son. [Brian F O'Reilly]

Samuel Carden


Former consultant anaesthetist Guy's Hospital (b Pierston, Cape Province, South Africa 1903; q Durham/Guy's 1926; DPM, FFARCS) died after a stroke complicated by a fractured femur on 25 November 1996. As an undergraduate at Cape Town he excelled at soccer; after house posts at Guy's he initially took up psychiatry and later changed to general practice in Wandsworth. His appointment as honorary specialist anaesthetist to Putney Hospital changed his life, and during the war he became a specialist anaesthetist to the Emergency Medical Service, working throughout the blitz. Subsequently he built up a busy private practice based in his home in Portman Square and giving a 24 hour service. His anaesthetics were characterised by attention to detail, avoidance of crisis, and rapport with patients, such as those requiring electroconvulsive therapy. Not a man for hobbies, he retained a lifelong interest in the Stock Exchange. Predeceased by his wife, Babs, he leaves a daughter, two grandsons, and three great grandchildren. [M D Staunton]

Anne Davies


Consultant anaesthetist Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 1993-7 (b 1957; …

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