Obituaries

Frederick Grimshaw BoltonHarry Richard (“Chips”) ChapmanDavid Bernard EvansChristopher Henry NeavesReginald PlattFaith Cecily PolesHugh (“Bill”) StottMichael (“Mike”) Anthony Edward SymondsEleanor WalkerGuy Simpson WigleyHumphrey James Oakley White

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.1626 (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1626

Frederick Grimshaw Bolton

Consultant haematologist United Oxford Hospitals 1959-87 (b 1923; q Bristol 1947; FRCP, FRCPath), d 16 March 1997. He started in Oxford as a laboratory based haematologist, with a special interest in immune thrombocytopenias, on which he had written his MD thesis. However, the evolving nature of the discipline led him to take an increasingly active role in treating patients, which he greatly enjoyed, being a wise and compassionate physician. He played a major part in planning the John Radcliffe Hospital and represented his consultant colleagues on numerous committees. He was irritated by red tape and bureaucracy, and would happily tear out pages of unnecessary “bumph” from patients' notes and put down an upstart colleague with a quiet smile and apt remark. He leaves a wife, Joyce; two daughters and three sons (one a doctor); and four grandchildren. [Pauline M Emerson]

Harry Richard (“Chips”) Chapman

Former general practitioner Wolverhampton (b 1914; q Birmingham 1939), died of heart failure on 25 February 1997. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at the outbreak of the war, and I vividly remember my brother's return home soaked to the upper chest from his long wait in the sea at Dunkirk. He was in action again from D Day on, and later served in India. Demobilised he undertook special hospital posts to re-equip himself for general practice and bought a share of a practice in the town. He held firm views on the basis for good medical practice, exemplified by his early membership of the Fellowship for Freedom in Medicine and the (Royal) College of General Practitioners, as well as many years' membership of the General Medical Services Committee and the local BMA division, in which he served as chairman. He had played rugby for Birmingham University, cricket for Wolverhampton, and sailed his motor cruiser back across the English …

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