Obituaries

Mobin AsgharSarah Jayne Clarke (née Cook)Arthur Hamilton CookLeslie DunbarDouglas George Arnott EadieJohn Robinson ImrieValentine LogueStanley Farrant RussellJenny Margaret Verinder (née Rudge)Peter William Wells

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.618 (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:618

Mobin Asghar

Virologist (b Lahore, Pakistan, 1966; q Lahore 1989), died from a brain haemorrhage on 8 December 2000. He came to Britain in 1993 to do a master's course in virology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before returning to Pakistan to become an assistant professor in pathology in Lahore. He came back to Britain in 1996 and registered for a PhD in Edinburgh, where he worked on the pathogenesis of and immunotherapy for Epstein-Barr virus-associated tumours. In January 2000 he moved to Salisbury to take up a postdoctoral scientist post at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research. He submitted his PhD thesis in October, but died a few days before his PhD oral examination. Shortly before his death he had decided to return to medical virology, and had obtained a specialist registrar rotation training post in the West Midlands.

[Dorothy Crawford]

Sarah Jayne Clarke (née Cook)


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Retainee GP Devon (b 1965; q 1988 St George's, London), died from breast cancer on 9 October 2000. Her GP training was interrupted by pregnancy and frequent moves, because she chose to follow her husband in his postings as a naval medical officer. Wherever she found herself, from Scotland to Gibraltar to Hong Kong, she always enjoyed the challenge of creating a home and the opportunities that these different experiences presented. Her work ranged just as widely, including medical officer to an international assistance company, clinical assistant in health care for the elderly, contributing to GP magazine and locum GP work. She had a knack of making everyone she met feel important and she had a great capacity for healing, which will remain unfulfilled. Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, underwent several operations and chemotherapy, but she never changed her approach to life or allowed this illness to affect her faith and belief. …

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