Obituaries

Norman John BadhamGodfrey Malcolm (“Mac”) BakerEmanuel Alfred CachiaJohn Emsley CoatesJohn CostelloAlexander Peter DickJohn Michael FacciniThomas John FairbankJohn Cedric GoligherHarold Barnett HewittJohn MacDonald (“Angus”) Holmes

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7148.1908 (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1908

Norman John Badham

Consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon Leicester Royal Infirmary 1964-94 (b 1929; q King's 1953; FRCS), died of respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis on 29 March 1998. He did his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, partly in Egypt, and then held a variety of junior posts. Besides his consultant post he held several other appointments, being adviser to the chief medical officer and the Department of Health. Work was his life, and after retirement he continued as a lecturer in clinical morphology. A keen traveller, he attended several overseas conferences, and was an excellent photographer and a skilled sketcher, particularly of anatomical drawings. He leaves a wife, Eileen, and a son.

[Guy Badham]

Godfrey Malcolm (“Mac”) Baker

Former general practitioner Walsall (b Walsall 1917; q Birmingham 1942), d 21 January 1998. He was captain of rugby at Birmingham University in 1941-2, and after qualification and house jobs joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was involved with Mulberry Harbour on D-Day and was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service; he extracted an unexploded shell from a colleague's shoulder. He went to Sanboustel concentration camp to rescue prisoner of war survivors, but contracted typhus and returned home to recover. He then joined his father's practice, working in partnership with his wife and also acting as a factory doctor. He leaves a wife, Joan; a son and two daughters; and a granddaughter.

[Charles Hollingsworth]

Emanuel Alfred Cachia

Former paediatrician Malta (q Manchester 1941; DCH), d 28 April 1998. He was one of a very few students who left Malta before the war to study medicine in Britain. He spent six years of postgraduate training, working with (Sir) James Spence at Newcastle upon Tyne and at Great Ormond Street and Manchester. Returning to Malta in 1947, he helped set up the first paediatric unit and became …

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