Obituaries

David Alexander BairdHenry Oswald ChisholmTerence EnglishErnest Christopher Bernard Hall-CraggsGordon Tom Eric Jenkins (Jenks)John David OrielRobert Vaughan (Roy) RobertsJohn Westwood SandisonJoseph Francis SmithHarold Sterndale

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7280.240 (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:240

David Alexander Baird


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Former colonial medical officer and later executive dean, faculty of medicine, Aberdeen University (b 1909; q Edinburgh 1934; OBE, CBE), died from colorectal cancer on 14 November 2000. After qualifying he spent eight years as medical officer at the Church of Scotland mission hospital, Blantyre, Nyasaland, before transferring to the Colonial Medical Service in which he worked for the next 20 years, 13 of them as director of medical services in British Somaliland, Zanzibar and Sarawak. In 1963, he was appointed vice dean (later executive dean) at the medical faculty, Aberdeen. He retired from the faculty in 1975 and took up the position of honorary secretary in the newly formed Institute of Environmental and Offshore Medicine. His particular interest in his long career was medical training, first of medical assistants and nurses overseas, and latterly of medical undergraduates. His interests included the Church, ornithology, music, and sports. His wife, Isobel, died two months after he did. He leaves a son.

[John Baird]

Henry Oswald Chisholm

Former general practitioner York (b Glasgow 1919; q Glasgow 1942), died from cardiac failure on 16 August 2000. He served as a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force bomber command until 1947. Ossie, as he was known, then bought into a partnership in York, but this was dissolved in the early 1960s and he practised single handedly until he retired in 1983. While in practice he was assistant police surgeon for 14 years and served on the local medical committee, including three years as chair. He was a keen and knowledgeable gardener, and to find a single weed in his garden was almost impossible. Other interests—besides his beloved Jaguar—included collecting silver, Russell Flint watercolours, and good claret. Predeceased by his wife, Pat, he leaves two daughters and two granddaughters.

[Alistair Clark]

Terence English


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Former consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon …

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