Obituaries

Arnold Steadman AldisWilliam Thomson FullertonThomas Cecil De Courcy HallinenLionel Brent HarrisAhmad Nejad KazemDonald John MantonHenri ReyCharles John Pratt SeccombeClifford Edward StuartSelwyn Francis Taylor

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7233.517 (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:517

Arnold Steadman Aldis


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Consultant surgeon Cardiff, 1939-75, and postgraduate dean, 1970-6 (b China 1910; q University College Hospital 1937; FRCS; CBE), d 13 October 1999. His ambition to return to China as a missionary like his parents was thwarted by the war. Instead he was sent in 1939 to help teach clinical students evacuated from UCH to Cardiff and stayed 60 years, becoming deputy director of the academic surgical unit. At the end of the war he was awarded a Hunterian professorship on the management of pancreatic injuries and was an examiner for his royal college. He had extraordinary fluency which allowed him to speak at length without notes. In 1970 he was appointed the first full time postgraduate dean in Wales and continued a limited surgical practice, but never relished the transfer from Cardiff Royal Infirmary to the University Hospital. He loved the architecture and friendliness of the CRI and wrote a history for its centenary in 1983. A committed Christian, he visited several European universities as a student to help establish Christian Unions, and became president of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He took a pastorial interest in students, especially those from overseas, and was much in demand as a speaker at national and international conferences. He excelled at his hobbies of gardening, photography, and do it yourself. He leaves a wife, Dorothy (also a doctor); two sons; and two daughters.

[Leslie Hughes]

William Thomson Fullerton


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Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, 1962-89 (b Hamilton 1925; q Glasgow 1947; FRCOG), d 27 November 1999. After training posts he was appointed to University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria, where he made a large contribution to improving care. He developed exchange transfusion for the management of pregnant women with profound anaemia and cardiac failure. He was recruited to Aberdeen by Sir Dugald Baird and was …

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