Obituaries

Julia Mary BealeChristopher Gordon BirdJohn Stewart Waring BrierleyJohn Gray CraigPeter Noel MageeRobert Cox

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7250.1673 (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1673

Julia Mary Beale


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Recently retired general practitioner Salisbury (b Newport, Gwent, 1935; q Westminster 1958; DCH, DRCOG), died from cancer on 4 April 2000. Married to the former surgeon general, Sir Peter Beale, she worked almost continuously as a civilian general practitioner to the British armed forces in numerous postings, taking the briefest of breaks to have six children. From 1991 she was a part time clinical assistant in Salisbury, where she was able to practise her ability to care holistically for her patients with the luxury of 15 minute appointments. She was also interested in family planning and coping with psychiatric disorders. The greatest tragedy was the death of her daughter, Lucy, when she was 3 from congenital heart disease, and this influenced the way she practised. She leaves a husband, Peter; four sons (two of whom are consultant radiologists); and a daughter (a general practitioner).

Peter Beale

Christopher Gordon Bird

Former consultant anaesthetist Stoke Mandeville Hospital (b London 1937; q Guy's 1961; FFARCS), died from complications of a stroke during surgery on 8 April 2000. He set out to …

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