Obituaries

ObituariesAnthony Dominic AbdullahShaukat Hussain AnsariRoland BarnesJonathan Joseph BolgerDouglas Victor Vaughan Bowen-JonesMary Forbes BrownlieEdgar Austin Peter CroydonJohn Lewis FrancisHerbert FroodWilliam Stevenson HamiltonAlexander Fordyce JohnstoneJohn Wingrave Landells

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.673 (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:673

Anthony Dominic Abdullah


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Consultant geriatrician Central Middlesex Hospital (b Cairns, Australia, 1902; q Sydney 1926; FRCP), d 9 January 1999. It was difficult for overseas doctors to obtain medical posts in teaching hospitals before the war, but Tony was appointed assistant medical officer at the Central Middlesex in 1930 at £400 a year when the hospital was a poor law institution for the indigent sick of Willesden. Together with other physicians he helped upgrade the hospital to a modern teaching hospital. Tony became the first director of the department of geriatrics, and after the war continued to develop a modern geriatric service. In 1942 he was appointed medical specialist and commander of the 151st East African General Hospital, becoming a full colonel. It was staffed by African medical orderlies, whom Tony learnt to address in Swahili. Outside medicine he loved poetry and Latin and was passionate about cricket. He leaves a wife; a son; and two daughters.

[Keith Ball]

Shaukat Hussain Ansari

General practitioner Newcastle and former hospital practitioner in psychiatry South Tyneside District Hospital (b 1945; q Karachi 1969), died from complications after myocardial infarction on 15 October 1998. Shaukat devoted much of his time to the north east branch of the Pakistan Medical Society, of which he was an executive member. Outside medicine he enjoyed music, gardening, sports, particularly cricket, and Urdu poetry; he was a member of Bazm-e-Ehbab of Newcastle. He leaves a wife, Shireen; a daughter; and two sons.

[M T Hyder]

Roland Barnes


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Former professor of orthopaedic surgery Glasgow (b 1907; q Manchester 1930; FRCS, FRCSGlas; CBE), d 15 November 1998. His orthopaedic training was extended by a year spent at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, and by numerous visits to Europe. At the outbreak of the second world war he was asked to establish a large orthopaedic unit at Warrington …

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