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Mainuddin AhmedArchibald Cabbourn (“Bill”) BoyleAlexander McCorkindale CampbellPeter Seymour Virgil CoxJames Gray DenholmEric Charles (“Buster”) GloverRobert Emil Albert Saabye HansenJonathan (“John”) James Mercer KewSamuel Reid Campbell RitchieWilliam Michael Brian StrangewaysAlistair James ThomsonThomas James (“Johnny”) Walker

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7162.889 (Published 26 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:889

Mainuddin Ahmed

General practitioner Lincoln 1981-95 (b 1931; q Dhaka 1962), died of cardiac arrest after a myocardial infarction on 16 May 1997. He came to Britain in 1964 after a short period in the United States and worked in various hospitals and general practices before settling in Lincoln. He was well read and highly disciplined, with many outside interests, including gardening, current affairs, and reading. He leaves a wife, Jahanara (a partner in the practice), and two daughters.

[M Shahidullah]

Archibald Cabbourn (“Bill”) Boyle


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Director department of rheumatology Middlesex Hospital 1954-83 (b 1918; q St Bartholomew's 1941; MD, FRCP), died of carcinoma of the prostate on 17 June 1998. After house jobs he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in the Middle East and then as a command specialist in physical medicine. He was consultant to the Bromley group of hospitals in 1950-4, and then played an important part in developing rheumatology at the Middlesex, being responsible for the development of Arthur Stanley House to house the departments of rheumatology, immunology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. He contributed much to training junior staff, emphasising clinical skills and the importance of devoting sufficient time to listening to patients' problems. Bill was president of the section of physical medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine in 1956, and before his presidency of the British Association for Physical Medicine and Rheumatology in 1973-4 had held every honorary post in the association. Outside medicine, his main interest was his garden, where weeds and unshapely stones were not tolerated. There was a daughter of his first marriage to Patricia, who was killed by a flying bomb in 1944; his marriage to Evelyn, by whom he had a son, was dissolved; and he leaves a wife, June, his children, and two step-children.

[Douglas L Woolf]

Alexander McCorkindale Campbell


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General practitioner Isle of Islay 1928-39, …

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