Obituaries

David James Mearns AndersonJohn Malcolm BarnesDeb Kumar BoseWilliam (“Bill”) Kerr Noble BrownBidhan Chandra ChatterjeeMarion Angela CrawfordMargaret Anne DickinsonSir John Rogers EllisDavid Idris HarriesJames Henderson LevackJohn Sumner SteadDavid Stephen Peck

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.952 (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:952

David James Mearns Anderson

  1. D J Poll

    Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Barnsley 1996-8 (b Aberdeen 1956; qAberdeen 1980; FRCSG, MRCOG), d8 July 1998. He felt strongly that as his specialty was surgical appropriate experience in the wider aspects of intra-abdominal surgery, particularly urology, was necessary, and spent his early training in quite a few varied posts in Liverpool and Sheffield, followed by a general registrar rotation in Sheffield. At a research post in Aberdeen he developed a belief in evidence based practice, which led eventually to an MD. After this he spent four years as a consultant in North Carolina, having become disillusioned with what he saw as a less than meritocratic British medical system. At Barnsley he developed a one step outpatient service for postmenopausal bleeding, reducinthe waiting lists by their active management, and was involved in teaching. He was a bon vivant, who loved entertaining, and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of rhythm and blues. Latterly he was admitted as a member of the Society of Friends, a great solace to him. He leaves a wife, Melly, and a daughter.

    John Malcolm Barnes

    1. W O Roberts

      Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor, 1980-96 (b 1943 to a father who was a professor of orthopaedic surgery; qMiddlesex 1967; FRCS), died from carcinoma of the thyroid on Christmas Day 1997. Before taking up his consultant post he spent some time working in South Africa. A deft and decisive surgeon, he specialised in elbow replacement. Though bemused by the machinations of medical politics, he retained a strong sense of fair play. He was a keen sportsman, as spectator and participant, and mountaineer, climbing locally as well as in the Alps and the Karakorams. During his short retirement he took pride in his showpiece garden. His first marriage was dissolved and he leaves a second wife, Margaret, and two sons (one a surgeon) of his first …

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