Obituaries

Gavin BoydAlastair Malcolm Reid CannBrian DevlinAlma Christina Dickie (née Ritchie)Christian Koo-Seen-LinMarjorie Watson

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7124.77 (Published 03 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:77

Gavin Boyd

Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Belfast 1948-78 (b Glasgow 1913; q Glasgow 1936; FRCSE, FRCOG), d 18 September 1997. He was appointed tutor in obstetrics and gynaecology in Belfast in 1939, and two years later joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served in west Africa and then with the British army staff in New York looking after British prisoners of war returning from Japan. As a consultant he served on the council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, being involved in the various reports on maternal deaths, but finding time to provide hypnosis for his obstetric patients when this seemed valuable. With a wide range of interests he served on numerous committees after retirement. He leaves a wife, Betty; a son (in general practice); and two daughters. [R S J Clarke]

Alastair Malcolm Reid Cann

Senior medical officer of health for schools Hull 1953-78 (b London 1911; q Middlesex 1934; MD, DCH), died of pneumonia on 9 August 1997. He won a scholarship to his medical school and at 23 was the youngest student to qualify. After house jobs, gaining experience …

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