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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.739 (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:739

Martin Kwame Kari Kari Frimpong


Medical house officer Oldchurch, Essex (b London 1972; q The London 1996), d 17 January 1999. Martin did an intercalated BSc in clinical pharmacology with a Medical Research Council scholarship and graduated with upper second class honours. He was a caring doctor with a generous nature, and his infectious laugh never failed to delight those around him. Off duty he enjoyed music and was a keen supporter of Liverpool football club. Tragically, he spent most of his last years as an inpatient at The Royal London Hospital. He leaves his parents and brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at The Civic Centre, Old Kent Road, London SE15 1JB, on Thursday 18 March at 4 pm.

[P Farooque E Barthes-Wilson]

Alfred Jonathan Levi


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Consultant physician and gastroenterologist Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals, 1969–97 (b London 1933; q Cambridge/Westminster 1957; MD, FRCP), died from pancreatic cancer on 4 January 1999. Jon's pedigree ingastroenterology included time with Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock, culminating in his MD thesis on drug metabolism in liver disease. As a Nuffield fellow in New York he discovered two important cytoplasmic proteins involved in bilirubin and drug transfer. His research produced over 100 peer reviewed publications and his contributions included the clinical validation of an elemental diet as treatment for acute Crohn's disease, the realisation that sulphasalazine causes reversible male infertility, and the discovery that alcohol altered red cell morphology. It was largely Jon's vision and negotiating skills which were instrumental in the relocating of St Mark's Hospital to Northwick Park when the Medical Research Council withdrew from the latter site. An enthusiastic teacher, he also found time to act as chairman of the medical staff committee and as clinical director. Jewish tradition was important to Jon, and he was close to verifying that David Levi (1742-1801), tutor in …

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