Obituaries

Philip Charles FulfordDinkar GhanekarRichard David HoareDavid Thomas Lloyd-HughesRosalind Storey McGowan (née Barclay)Joseph Vallance McKenzieRobert Harold MearaJohn Ross MunroStanley Arthur O'HaganLen RatoffJohn Diarmuid RyanIvan Samson Durham ThomsonAubrey Joseph Wilson

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7255.243 (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:243

Philip Charles Fulford

Former consultant orthopaedic surgeon and professor of naval surgery (b 1930; q London 1954; MCh(Orth) (gold medal), FRCS; CVO, OBE), died after a long illness on 11 April 2000. He entered the Royal Navy in 1955 and joined RN Hospital Haslar in 1967 as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Until 1977 he was medical adviser to the Queen on overseas tours. Most of his practice was in Haslar, and in 1969 he became professor of naval surgery. He had a deep compassion for his patients, and his competence and dexterity enticed many subordinates into his specialty. After retirment from the navy as surgeon captain he continued in practice and joined the editorial staff of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in 1986, serving as editor from 1994 to 1998. He continued medical writing and editing and was chairman of the clinical research ethical committee at the Royal Defence Medical College. He leaves a wife, Jean.

[Ian J Jenkins]

Dinkar Ghanekar


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Former consultant otolaryngologist North Tyneside General Hospital, 1975–99 (b India 1934; q Bombay 1958; FRCS), d 13 February 2000. He worked in Farnborough in Kent, Liverpool, and Burton-upon-Trent, where he was involved in planning the ear, nose, and throat unit at the district general hospital, before moving to North Tyneside. He was a skilled surgeon and had varied experience in all branches of otolaryngology, mainly otology and neck surgery. He was interested in salivary gland surgery, especially parotid. He had a calm nature and a sense of humour. He was a deeply spiritual person and a keen reader of philosophy, as well as of English and Indian literature, and enjoyed travelling and socialising. He leaves a wife, Asha (also a doctor), and a son and daughter.

[Kiran Ghanekar, Anita Ghanekar]

Richard David Hoare


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Former consultant neuroradiologist Guy's, the Maudsley, and Great Ormond Street Hospitals (b …

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