Frank Basil GrossmarkAmbrose John KingIvan MacIntyreJames Kevin SarsfieldDouglas LangtonWoolfBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7273.1416 (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1416
Frank Basil Grossmark
General practitioner Harlesden, London, 1957-2000 (b London 1931; q Cambridge/Birmingham 1956), d 22 July 2000. He was a shy and a self effacing man, who knew how to give but not really to receive. He was the longest serving GP in Brent, but despite all his hard work he did not live long enough to enjoy his retirement. Outside medicine Frank's interests ranged from building model aeroplanes to completing the Times crossword daily. He leaves a wife, Rina; three children; and six grandchildren.
Ambrose John King
Former consultant venereologist London Hospital; former consultant adviser Ministry of Health and Department of Health and Social Security, 1959-69 (b 1902; q London 1924; FRCS), d 24 September 2000. When Ambrose changed from urology to venereology the care of venereal diseases (VD) was poorly resourced, but he fought for better facilities and brought distinction to the department which is named after him. During the second world war he was officer in charge, venereology division, Victoria Hospital, Netley, and specialist to Southern Command. He reached the rank of lieutenant colonel …