Obituaries

Patrick (“Paddy”) Francis AhernWilliam Maurice AnkersArthur Eliot BarrHugh Kenneth ChildsHarry Lloyd Fairbridge CurreyJames Matheson FlemingElizabeth Rothwell (“Liz”) GermanyGeorge Lees GibsonJohn Ludovic (“Jack”) GrantAndrew GriersonBrian Edyvean HeardNicholas Barrick IngledewHamid Ali KhanElizabeth (“Lizzie”) Mary LenmanAlexander MacdonaldHenry Martyn (“Harry”) McGladderyJohn Miller Hunter MitchellMohammad NadeemHugh Noel O'DonoghueDavid Lewis ParryRichard Edgar Alfred (“Dickie”) Price

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7143.1537 (Published 16 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1537

Patrick (“Paddy”) Francis Ahern


General practitioner Carshalton 1969-93 (b Cork 1940; q UCD 1963), died of prolymphocytic leukaemia on 21 February 1998. He was destined by his father to go into banking but resolved to join the army, entering the Royal Army Medical Corps and qualifying at the age of 22, the youngest in Ireland that year. After serving for five years he did further house jobs and then entered general practice. He had a rare sense of humour and many outside interests, which ranged from beekeeping to military history. He leaves a wife, Marielle, and a son and daughter (a medical student).

[Jennie Treleaven]

William Maurice Ankers


General practitioner Leeds 1970-97 (b Widnes 1943; q Sheffield 1967), d 13 February 1998. After hospital posts in Doncaster and London Maurice moved back to Leeds, where he was to remain for 27 years. As senior partner he oversaw great developments in the practice, being particularly interested in audit; he was quietly proud when his audit of thyroid disease earned the practice an entry in the A-Z of Quality. He leaves a wife, Carol, and two sons (one a medical student).

[Jon Danks]

Arthur Eliot Barr


Former general practitioner Ilford 1977-93 (b Glasgow 1923; q Glasgow 1949), died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm on 14 January 1998. He served in the Royal Air Force and then as a ship's surgeon, moving to the Shipping Federation in Glasgow and then to a practice in London. He was a member of the local medical and other committees, and worked with the Medical Protection Society representing general practitioners. He enjoyed bridge and had recently learned to swim to compete with his grandson. He leaves a wife, Valerie, and two sons.

[Gordon Brill]

Hugh Kenneth Childs

General practitioner Portsmouth 1937-78 (b Portsmouth 1908; q St Thomas's 1933), d 5 December 1997. After house jobs and some time as …

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