Obituaries

ObituariesWilliam James Archibald CraigHugh Graham DaviesRalph Geoffrey MooreDiana Gray ParadiseCharles Rowley Davidson PorterMaureen Preston (née Willmot Evans)Nathaniel (“Nat”) RifkindDonald Bruce ScottJohn David SwanBernard Martyn WatneyStanley Robert WilliamsMorton Barnett Wilson

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7181.468 (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:468

William James Archibald Craig

Lieutenant colonel Royal Army Medical Corps (b Edinburgh 1912; q Edinburgh 1936), d 14July 1997.He joined the RAMC in 1938 and was posted to the Middle East and then the Western Desert, where he was mentioned in dispatches. At the end of the war he went to Germany and Cyprus and just survived the sinking of the troopship Windrush. He had a spell in the Far East as area ophthalmologist, retiring after 30years in the RAMC. After retirement one of his main hobbies was fishing. He leaves a wife, Doreen.

[B G Forrest]

Hugh Graham Davies


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General practitioner Nailsea, near Bristol, 1974-98(b Gorseinon, near Swansea, 1933; q Middlesex 1957), died from renal cell carcinoma on 9March 1998.At Middlesex he was captain of tennis and was called into the Welsh national hockey squad. At Nailsea he helped to build the practice into one of the largest in Avon, with a strong tradition of research and teaching. He became senior partner in 1992and steered the practice through the new general practice contract. Despite his reservations he was able to make fundholding work for his patients. He served on the health authority's obstetric committee for many years. He developed considerable skill in therapeutics, which was appreciated by his patients and partners. Outside medicine his interests were fishing, gliding, photography, opera, and sailing, which led to his son's participation in the Atlanta Olympics. He leaves a wife, Aldyth; two sons (one a general practitioner in Australia) and a daughter; and five grandchildren.

[Robin Lambert, Matt Hoghton]

Ralph Geoffrey Moore


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Consultant physician and cardiologist Portsmouth, 1948-72(b 1919; q St Thomas's 1943; MD, FRCP), d 11September 1998.After spending three years in the Royal Navy, Ralph was appointed a consultant before he was 30.He saw the introduction of he NHS as an opportunity to transform a large, run down health district …

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