Obituaries

Flora BridgeBarrie Alfred Ernest ChapmanAmiya Kumar ChatterjeeHugh Wordsworth CornfordCecil Francis CunniffeEdward Casburn DaviesJohn Harvey GreenJoseph Donovan HamlettRobert (“Bob”) HighRaymond Lowe KingFrederick LanceleyEdmond Rene LecutierAlastair William MaxwellMatthew Robert (“Matt”) Neely

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7136.1023 (Published 28 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1023

Flora Bridge

Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Southend(b Rochdale 1906; q UCH 1929; FRCS), died after surgery for a recurrent facial squamous cell carcinoma on 10 December 1997. After several house jobs, including one at the Royal Cancer (now Marsden) Hospital, she went into practice with her husband in Chesterfield, but when he was away during the war moved to the recently built obstetric unit at Rochford Hospital. Here she helped set up a school for pupil midwives and created flying squads for home deliveries: under her care quadruplets were born and survived at a time went this was unusual. After the war both she and her colleague Miss E Whapham became consultants and the maternal death rate continued to fall and to be below the national average. Forty assistants who worked in the unit passed the MRCOG. She smoked a pipe, and enjoyed dancing, walking, and camping, and after retirement took up water colour painting. She leaves a son and daughter and two grandchildren.

[D F Reynolds]

Barrie Alfred Ernest Chapman

Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Royal Army Medical Corps (b Stroud 1934; q Bristol 1959; FRCOG), died suddenly during a church service on 28 December 1997. He had a distinguished career in many countries, serving in British Honduras, Hong Kong, and Nepal among others, retiring with the rank of full colonel. He took on the voluntary post of organist at St Paul's Church, Chipperfield, where he died. He leaves a second wife, Gill, four children, and two grandchildren.

[L A Lees]

Amiya Kumar Chatterjee


Former senior medical officer Medical Boarding Centre (respiratory diseases) Manchester (b Garhbeta, India, 1934; q Calcutta 1956; FRCPI, FFOM), d 19 December 1997. After qualifying he worked in respiratory diseases in India and Britain, becoming a medical officer in the Department of Health in 1979 and specialising in occupational chest medicine. He …

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