Obituaries

James Seeds Naunton BriggsIvy Eunice Bryant (née Tanner)Richard Henry Lionel CohenNeville Lionel GilburnFrank Ogle GrahamRachel Charlotte Anne MacNaughtan HawesKeith Emile JollesAlbert Vivian (“Bing”) StevensSydney Alexander SwansonRobert Stuart (“Charles”) WellsHugh WilsonColin Charles Wise

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7137.1096 (Published 04 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1096

James Seeds Naunton Briggs

General practitioner Caerphilly (b Caerphilly 1927, in the family home that was the practice surgery until 1984; q Cambridge/UCH 1951), died of carcinoma of the pancreas on 28 December 1997. He spent two years' National Service in Germany in the Royal Army Medical Corps, then entered general practice in partnership with his father. In 1983 he retired to Pembrokeshire because of severe osteoarthritis of his back, but led a full life, sailing with his wife to Ireland many times, and also around Ireland and to Gibraltar. He was medical officer and deputy launch officer to the Angle lifeboat, and he was a keen landscape painter, several exhibitions of his work being held locally. He leaves a wife, Mary (also a doctor, whom he met at UCH).

[C J C Cox]

Ivy Eunice Bryant (née Tanner)

Former medical superintendent Christian Medical Mission, Bristol (b 1904; q London School of Medicine for Women 1928), died after a fall on 18 January 1998. In 1937 her husband, Stanley, was killed in a car crash and she was left to bring up four children. She returned to practice in 1941, working as a general practitioner locum and assistant until 1948, when she took over at the Bristol Medical Mission. When this closed she founded the Christian Medical Mission, continuing to work there until she was 78. She was a much loved, conscientious doctor, who also attended the down and out and homeless men in the city's Salvation Army hostel, on occasions even washing their feet. Eunice was first and foremost a Christian and at 80, early in retirement, she involved herself in a Greek Cypriot community in Cyprus. Until she was 90 she could be seen driving around Bristol and visiting its various hospitals. She leaves four children (three of them doctors).

[Jenny Robinson]

Richard Henry Lionel Cohen


Deputy chief medical officer 1962-72, …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe