Obituaries

Maurice Anthony BarkerRichard Lindsey BattenMohan BhaktaRobert Alan CaldwellWilliam Roy Costain

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7142.1464 (Published 09 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1464

Maurice Anthony Barker


Medical adviser American Express Company 1978-91 (b 1920; q Guy's 1944; AFOM), d 7 March 1998. After service in the Royal Army Medical Corps he became a general practitioner in Lyme Regis and then Brighton, giving up general practice when the American Express Company opened its European headquarters in Brighton. He took a special interest in stress disorders and preparing employees for retirement, and became president of the Anglo American Medical Society. He had many interests, including golf, fast cars, and wine appreciation. He leaves a wife, Tonia; a son and daughter; and four granddaughters.

[Peter Lyne]

Richard Lindsey Batten


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Consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon Birmingham General Hospital 1967-83 (b London 1920; q Cambridge/Westminster 1944; FRCS), d 29 December 1997. He entered the army in 1944 and served in Italy, and in 1955 was appointed trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the newly established University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria—which provided him with a wide range of surgical experience …

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