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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7177.197 (Published 16 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:197

Emmanuel Andrew Danino

Former consultant physician Morriston Hospital, Swansea, 1942-76(bGibraltar 1911; q St Bartholomew's 1934; MD, FRCP; CBE), d 22August 1998.During the war he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in India and Malaya, and in 1947returned to Morriston where he became consultant in charge with over 120general medical beds. His main interest was in cardiorespiratory medicine, of particular relevance in south Wales, and he liaised closely with his colleagues in cardiothoracic surgery. Medical training posts at Morriston were in demand, not least because of Dan's ability to teach and demonstrate at the same time as making the patients feel that they were the centre of attention. When the cardiac centre became fully operational in 1997it was fitting that the cardiology ward should be named after him. He leaves a wife, Pamela; three sons; and five grandchildren.

[Charles Danino]

Alexander Stuart Douglas


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Emeritus professor of medicine Aberdeen University (b Aberdeen 1921; qGlasgow 1944(with commendation); MD, FRCP), died suddenly of a pontine haemorrhage on 15November 1998.He served from 1945-8 in the Royal Army Medical Corps, rising to the rank of major, and was mentioned in dispatches. When he won a Medical Research Council fellowship to work in the Blood Coagulation Research Unit in Oxford he and others devised the thromboplastin generation test. This led to the discovery that haemophilia was two separate disorders; the new variant was Christmas disease—later shown to be due to deficiency of factor IX. Stuart devoted the rest of his life to the study of blood coagulation and bleeding and later to the reciprocal problems of thrombosis. He returned to Glasgow, eventually becoming professor of medicine. In 1965he was seconded to Nairobi to establish the new medical school, which he achieved despite logistic and political problems. He was professor of medicine at Aberdeen from 1970-85,where he established an important …

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