Humphrey John DoneDenis Anthony Joseph EbrillCharles Dale FalconerPeter Machin JeavonsMargot KoemanBernard LennoxGeorge Marner LloydMaud Perry Menzies (née MacDougall)Jeremiah Nicholas (“Nick”) Twohig

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 16 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:432

Humphrey John Done

Consultant surgeon Royal Preston Hospital 1966-94 (b Manchester 1929; q Manchester 1952; FRCS), died of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus on 25 January 1997. He served in Nigeria with the Royal Army Medical Corps, and thereafter spent a year as a ship's doctor in the Far and Middle East. He was on one of the first ships through the reopened Suez Canal, being instrumental in this by providing a reluctant canal master with a jar of highly prized aspirin. The most important journey he took was financed by his winnings in a hospital Grand National pool, travelling to Denmark to renew his acquaintance with an attractive nurse he had met while attending a conference, and whom he married. He was active in teaching his juniors, and was consistently innovative, introducing the ileoanal pouch operation to Preston and later developing the laparoscopic cholecystectomy service. He served on numerous committees, locally, nationally, and internationally, being the chairman of the Preston and Chorley Division of the BMA and British delegate and secretary to the International Society of Surgery. A devout man, he was an avid chorister with the Preston Cecilean Choral Society and deeply fond of walking in the Lake District. He leaves a wife, Bente; a daughter (a pathologist); and a son (a neuropharmacologist). [Susan Jane Done]

Denis Anthony Joseph Ebrill

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Consultant surgeon Lincoln County Hospital 1948-81 (b Limerick 1916; q St George's 1939; MS, FRCS), died of cardiac failure on 5 January 1997. During the war he was successively a surgical registrar at St George's Hospital, a surgeon in the Emergency Medical Service, and a wing commander in the Royal Air Force. He was posted to Nocton Hall Hospital to arrange the take over from the Americans, and this started his connection with Lincoln County Hospital a few miles away. When the post of assistant …

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