Obituaries

John CormieAndrew James Pascoe CrowdenDavid John DaviesBrian DennisonHarold Patrick (“Harry”) FerreiraCatherine Ann Flynn (ne Warrick)Colm GalvinMaxwell Grant GibbAlec JackJohn Legge StaffordJohn Coulthurst WardDavid John Warren

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7111.818 (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:818

John Cormie


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General practitioner Chesterfield 1963–95 (b Leven, 1931; q Edinburgh 1954; FRCSE, MRCGP), died of lymphoma on 29 July 1997. John served in the Royal Navy during the Suez operation, then returned to work as a registrar at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh before entering general practice. He was company medical officer for most of the manufacturers in Chesterfield, and for 30 years was clinical assistant at the hospital for mentally handicapped people; he also worked for many years at the thoracic unit at Walton Hospital. He was founder member of the Chesterfield Medical Society and a keen gardener, traveller, and golfer. He leaves a wife, Doreen; two sons and two daughters; and four grandchildren. [John P R Campbell]

Andrew James Pascoe Crowden

Former specialist physician The Gambia (b 1925; q St Thomas's 1948; FRCP; OBE), d 2 June 1997. After national service in the Royal Navy in the Persian Gulf he took up a post in Bahrain and then became a lecturer in medicine at the medical school in Khartoum. He was forced to leave a subsequent post in Uganda by Idi Amin's regime, losing his library complete with first editions of Sir Richard Burton and his collection of Makonde sculptures. He had to retire from his last post in the Seychelles because of severe pulmonary tuberculosis, though he then took on the task of caring for his mother until her death in late 1996. His life was devoted to the care of the poor in Africa; the rich, if he regarded them in any way as responsible for the plight of the poor, usually received short shrift. His medical interests were wide, including psychiatry, and he was an extremely cultured and widely read man with a love of gardens, art, music, and cooking. [Paul Nunn, David Mabey]

David John Davies


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Former general practitioner Preston (b 1900; …

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