Obituaries

Henry BoundRobert CutlerRuth Penelope Ellman (né Lewis)Arthur Cecil GeeJerzy Leokadiusz Alexander (“George”) Kurowski

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7104.374 (Published 09 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:374

Henry Bound


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Former general practitioner St Peter Port, Guernsey (b Southampton 1928; q Cambridge/The Royal London 1950; FRCGP), d 5 May 1997. He first visited Guernsey on holiday in 1935, and returned as a summer locum in 1951. He then worked as a colonial medical officer for four years, returning to a partnership in Guernsey in 1955. He worked as an anaesthetist and looked after inpatients in the hospital; he helped to found the Guernsey branch of the Royal College of General Practitioners; and was chairman of the Guernsey BMA and the medical staff committee. Though he welcomed the progress of medicine, as a committed Christian he saw that increasingly this led to a loss of the holistic approach to patient care. He was a founder member of the Guernsey Healing Fellowship and was one of the inspirations behind the Guernsey Association of Complementary Therapists. His message was: “Act with the heart and not with the brain; believe in yourself and believe in others.” He leaves a wife, Pauline; eight children; and seven grandchildren. [Chris Monkhouse]

Robert Cutler

Dentist in private practice (b 1905; q 1929), d 22 April 1997. To qualify in medicine, then leave it and flee into general dental practice is as uncommon today as it was in the 1920s, when Robert Cutler did just …

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