Obituaries

Edward Carew-ShawPeter HayMay Gertrude McGaugheyWilliam MaxwellWilliam Harold NewnhamIan Edwin Wilson RobertsonIan Derek SimpsonRichard Stewart StevensAndrew Alexander Buchanan SwanDenis Anthony TolhurstFranzeska Helene (“Frankie”) Willer (née Manasse)

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7157.544 (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:544

Edward Carew-Shaw

  1. M B Carew-Shaw
  1. Jeremy Macafee

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    Former consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon Bolingbroke Hospital, London (b 1901; q St George's 1926; FRCS), d 8 May 1998. At 15 after matriculation he sold his bicycle to fund his initial weeks in London and secured a post as assistant master at Wilkinson's School in Orme Square. From the age of 16 he combined this with evening studies at King's College, Strand, and two years later became a full time medical student, supporting himself by evening work in a chemist's shop and reviews of new cars. He funded himself for specialising in surgery through evening surgeries for a general practitioner in Chelsea and work as a demonstrator in anatomy. Established as an ear, nose, and throat specialist he built up a busy Harley Street practice as well as obtaining unpaid honorary appointments at several London hospitals. He was certain that war was inevitable and joined the supplementary reserve of officers two years before it was declared, being in France on 4 September 1939 and subsequently being seconded to London hospitals. Immediately after the war he trained with Julius Lempert in the United States, then master of the new fenestration operation for otosclerosis. He later resumed his hospital work and private practice, including among his patients Vivienne Leigh and Lana Turner. He bought a ruined house set in 35 acres and gradually developed a beautiful garden, planting thousands of trees and organising the planting of more camellias a year before hisdeath. He leaves a second wife, Millie.

    Peter Hay

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    1. Jeremy Macafee

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      Former general practitioner Glasgow (b Stirling 1926; q Glasgow 1949; FRCPG, MRCGP), died of an acute respiratory infection on 24 April 1998. After holding registrar posts and publishing several papers he entered general practice and remained there, mostly single handed. He also had other appointments in occupational and industrial health. He was …

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