Obituaries

Ian Severn BaileyPalecanda Ponappa Belliappa (“Belli”)Richard Thomas BevanDavid Roger DadgeLakshmi Manchapura KrishnaWilliam John (“Willie”) PattersonChelliah (“Rabi”) RabindranLeslie Joseph SamuelsVilliers Owen Greville (“Butch”) SmythFrederick William Alexander TurnbullDerek Rawlins WoodIan Lloyd Woolf

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.684 (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:684

Ian Severn Bailey


Consultant physician Southmead Hospital Bristol 1963-88 Manchester 1952 (honours and prizes in physiology, medicine,surgery, paediatrics, and obstetrics); MD,FRCP), died of amyocardial infarction on 31 May 1997. He held junior posts inManchester,University College Hospital, London, and the WhittingtonHospital before returning to Manchester as a senior registrar.At Bristol he was also a clinical lecturer and examiner, andlater a regional adviser and member of council of the RoyalCollege of Physicians. As a general physician he had a specialinterest in gastroenterology. On retirement he became chairmanof the Jenner Educational Trust and of the Jenner Museum atBerkeley and an international authority on the history of vaccination.He had a great love of walking, with a cottage in the Lake District,and spent his winter holidays skiing. He leaves a wife, Winifred;a son; and two daughters (both doctors). [M G Wilson, G Mather]

Palecanda Ponappa Belliappa (“Belli”)

Fellow Kleinert Institute of Hand Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky, United States,1994-7 (b 1954; q Bangalore 1978; FRCSEd), died ofcholangiocarcinoma on 21 January 1997. After surgical housejobs in Kent his interests in hand surgery were kindled duringhigher surgical training at Derby, and he was awarded the Burton Memorialprize for his performance in the FRCS orthopaedic examination.Subsequently he established a hand surgery unit in Saudi Arabia,and after his appointment to the teaching faculty at the Universityof Louisville in 1994 he travelled extensively giving lecturesand demonstrations and setting up teaching programmes. His readysmile hid his lifelong suffering from ulcerative colitis, buthe worked to the end writing chapters in textbooks and developingvideo assisted teaching programmes. He leaves a wife, Amanda,and two children. [Suresh Rao]

Richard Thomas Bevan

Chief medical officer Wales 1965-77 (b Ogmore, Glamorgan; qCardiff 1939; MD, FRCP), died of cardiac failure on 3 July 1997.Soon after qualification he joined the Royal Air Force, spending sometime in India. After a brief time as a lecturer at the WelshNational School of Medicine …

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