Obituaries

John ClarkThomas CochraneEdwin Niven McKenzieWilliam Llywelyn Parry-Jones

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7116.1166 (Published 01 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1166

John Clark


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Former community medicine specialist Greater Glasgow Health Board (b Glasgow 1913; q Glasgow 1936; DPH, FRCPG), died of diabetes and cerebral thrombosis on 10 June 1997. After being a runner up in schools athletics, where he also played rugby, he was awarded a blue at university and captained the Glasgow University team in 1935-6. In 1938 he joined the 157th Field Ambulance in the 52nd Lowland Division, serving until 1946 in Cyprus, Eritrea, and Egypt. He joined Glasgow Corporation department of public health in 1950, and during the next 25 years participated in the mass radiography campaign, which played a great part in virtually eliminating tuberculosis. He was also involved in analysing the epidemiology of acute infections and the implementation of the Clean Air Act. After reorganisation he was mainly involved in hospital planning. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, …

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