Obituaries

George Stirk AdamsWilliam Ernest BeerArdeshir Kavasji Boman-BehramWinston GothardMary HellierEric Edward JonesDermot Henry Graham MacQuaideRobert Leslie OakesNeil Justin O'DohertyWilliam Dumbreck RodenJagdish Chand TanejaJames Stretton Young

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7237.806 (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:806

George Stirk Adams

General practitioner (b 1909; q Birmingham 1936; FRCGP; OBE; TD), d 8 February 2000. He commanded a general hospital during the second world war, serving in Burma and Europe with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He remained in the Territorial Army when he returned to general practice and helped many doctors return to civilian life. He also introduced a scheme to familiarise civilian doctors with the military model should the need arise. During the 1960s he ran the General Practice Advisory Service from BMA House. He leaves a wife, Marjorie, and two sons.

[Peter Adams]

William Ernest Beer


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Consultant dermatologist Bangor, 1965–91 (b1926; q Madras 1950; FRCP), died in a road accident on 10 December 1999. Bill was born into a missionary family in south India and when he qualified he did house jobs at Vellore, developing an early interest in skin diseases. He worked in a mission hospital for six years before coming to Britain for his dermatology training. When he was appointed a consultant hebrought humility, commitment, and enthusiasm to his work. The weekly grand round rarely passed without an unscheduled patient being brought from his clinic so that all could share some diagnostic conundrum or exciting physical finding. Late in his career he complete a research study on associations between eczema and psoriasis. Bill remained a committed Christian all his life and was a Biblical expert, lay preacher, and church deacon. He wasa gardener of note and relished planning the gardens of his acquaintances. He embraced the Welsh language and enjoyed conversing with his Welsh speaking patients. He leaves a wife; a daughter; and two grandchildren.

[A J Howard]

Ardeshir Kavasji Boman-Behram

Former homoeopathic doctor India and London (b Bombay 1909; q Bombay 1933), d 10 February 2000. Inspired by his son, who was born with Down's syndrome and was not expected …

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