Obituaries

Angus Gordon MacIverJohn Nutter ParkerMargaretta (“Peggy”) McLean Poston (née Macmillan)Peter William RugglesDavid RumneyEric Samuel

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.63 (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:63

Angus Gordon MacIver


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Consultant histopathologist Southmead Hospital Bristol 1984-97 (b Weybridge 1940; q The London 1964; MD, FRCPath), died suddenly on 28 March 1997. He trained in histopathology at Oxford and then moved to Southampton, where his interest in renal disease increased. As renal pathologist at Southmead he enjoyed the freedom and autonomy of an NHS post, while continuing his research and teaching and examining. Exam candidates speak of his broad mischievous grin as he watched them dig themselves deeper into a pathological hole. Although his car was almost always the last to leave the consultants' car park, he was always ready to take on more work, as head of department uniting the cytology and histology departments, travelling around Britain as an accreditation inspector, and supervising research projects. He was happier only when at home with his family, and his badger-harassed hens, succulent sheep, and reluctant vegetables. He enjoyed watching rugby and point to points, music, and theatre. Predeceased by an infant son, he leaves a wife, Vickie, and three sons.

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John Nutter Parker

Former consultant chest physician Victoria Hospital …

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