Obituaries

Bani (“Banidi”) ChaudhuriIan Gordon Byrom Drybrough-SmithRonald John FallonJohn Kingsley HawkeyGreta Lowe-JellicoeHamish Gordon Nicol

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7106.492 (Published 23 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:492

Bani (“Banidi”) Chaudhuri

Former locum long term consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in hospitals in Britain (b 1926; q Calcutta 1949; FRCOG), d 29 April 1997. She actively campaigned for students' rights and became the social services secretary of the students' union. Actively involved in the social and cultural affairs of her community, she was closely associated with the Calcutta Medical College's ex-students' association in Britain. She was unmarried. [Sankar Das Sarkar]

Ian Gordon Byrom Drybrough-Smith


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Former general practitioner Hastings (b Shebbear, Devon, 1913; q Guy's 1938), died of lymphoma on 1 May 1997. After war service in India and Burma he followed his father into the family practice. He was a conscientious practitioner, who made a point of not hurrying his patients, but had little time for medical meetings. A fine golfer, who won many competitions, in his youth he considered turning professional but his father insisted that he qualified in medicine first. He leaves a wife, Margaret; two daughters; and a son. [R E Irvine]

Ronald John Fallon

Consultant in laboratory medicine Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow 1961-93 (b Wallasey 1928; q Liverpool 1952; MD (medal), FRCPath), died from a blood dyscrasia on 18 April 1997. After lectureships …

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