Obituaries

ObituariesRosentyl GriffithsRobert Barrie NivenJohn Godfrey PeacockJames Norman SwainstonRobert George Whitelaw

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7194.1357 (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1357

Rosentyl Griffiths

  1. Ralph A A R Lawrence

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    Former general practitioner Cardiff (bDowlais, Mid-Glamorgan, 1903; qCardiff 1929; FRCGP), d 28 February 1999. Rose always said that she entered medicine because of the several cures her grandfather was reputed to have had for skin cancer. He provided his daughter with an interest in the art of curing, and she passed this on to her daughter. She started in practice in 1931 and was joined by her sister, Bryneilen, in 1933, but after the introduction of the NHS they decided to remain totally in private practice as they thought that they would be able to devote more time to their patients. Rose maintained a keen interest in medicopolitics, being past chairman of the Cardiff division of the BMA and of the Welsh council, and a representative at BMA annual meetings for 20 years. She was made a fellow of the BMA in 1979. Her diminutive figure belied an enormous amount of energy, evidenced by study tours to Russia, an air trip round the world, and attendance at seven BMA overseas meetings. Her sister died in 1991.

    Robert Barrie Niven

    1. Tom Dunn

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      Former consultant physician …

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