Obituaries

William Alexander DawsonWilloughby Hugh GreanyKenneth Esslemont McIverJohn (“Jack”) Bruce RitchieBruce Ernest Richard Symonds

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7203.192 (Published 17 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:192

William Alexander Dawson


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Former general practitioner Waterlooville, Hampshire (b Singapore 1927;q Glasgow 1954), died from a stroke on 20 March 1999. He spent several years at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, and in surgical posts in Germany before returning to Britain in 1960 where he settled in general practice, helping to develop a thriving and comprehensive service. Away from work he enjoyed birdwatching and travel. He developed atrial fibrillation and suffered a first stroke three years after retiring He leaves a wife, Helga; two sons (one a neurologist); and three grandchildren.

[Kenneth Dawson]

Willoughby Hugh Greany

Medical officer for the British Shipping Federation, 1953-71 (b Poona, India, where his father was a doctor in the Indian Medical Service, 1906; q Oxford/Guy's 1931; MC), died from cancer on 10 May 1999. After qualifying he went to the Sudan to join the Sudan Medical Service. On the outbreak of war Bill received a governor general's commission in the Sudan Defence Force, serving as a doctor in Abyssinia, Eritrea, and the Sudan, culminating in his running the field hospital in …

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