Obituaries

Shedden AlexanderHarri (“Bev”) Bevan-JonesBruce Hindley GrantMaurice Alfred LécutierNorman Slade

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7118.1313 (Published 15 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1313

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Consultant general surgeon Ormskirk and District General Hospital 1975–89 (b Paisley 1928; q Glasgow 1952; ChM, FRCS), died after surgery for colonic carcinoma on 8 August 1997. With a travelling fellowship to the Mayo Clinic he did research into bladder radio implants in spinal injuries, which led to a lifelong interest in urology. In west Lancashire his earlier teaching interests continued, and he became the postgraduate clinical tutor (working tirelessly to establish a new centre and library), served on the district health authority, and was president of the local BMA division for several years. His lifetime leisure interest was golf. He started to play aged 7 and at his peak achieved a handicap of 2, being champion of Glasgow Golf Club in 1967. During national service he tutored the previously unremarkable RAMC team so well that it won the Army Trophy for the first time. During retirement he enjoyed literature and current affairs and taught himself computing. He leaves a wife, Fay; a daughter and two sons; and …

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