Obituaries

Alexander (Sandy) Wylie LogieSamuel Geoffrey BedfordHilary Janet DaviesGeorge Gregor DonaldsonKenneth Charles EastonBenjamin Sidney GoodNicholas Hugh GordonEmanuel SilverRobin Barker Smith

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7290.867 (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:867

Alexander (Sandy) Wylie Logie


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Former consultant physician Scottish Borders (b 1938; q Aberdeen 1963; FRCP Ed), died from AIDS on 16 February 2001. Sandy contracted HIV in 1993 from a patient while working as a medical officer in Zambia. He had long planned to devote his (early) retirement years to his beloved Africa, where he had previously worked (in the Gambia) for the Medical Research Council for three years as a young doctor. Forced to return home by this devastating development, he worked as a local consultant in various Scottish hospitals for as long as he was able—always within the appropriate professional guidelines for medical staff afflicted with HIV/AIDS. He wrote of his experience of the disease—and its implications—in the lay and medical press (BMJ 1996;312:1679 and BMJ 2001;322: 59), in an attempt to contribute to a healthier and better informed climate of opinion, and understanding of the condition, and, in particular, to promote greater knowledge of the catastrophic advance (accelerated by lack of treatment resources) of the condition in much of the third world. After a lectureship in therapeutics, and registrarship in diabetes and endocrinology in Aberdeen hospitals, he worked as a consultant physician in the Scottish Borders (first at Peel Hospital, Galashiels, and then at the Borders General Hospital, which replaced Peel Hospital in 1986) until he retired in 1992. He played his full part in developing new services, in the advisory medical committee structure and in the BMA, which honoured him with a fellowship in 1997. He was an outstanding physician, who also found time to improve himself with campaigns—local, national, and international—to improve medical care and the conditions of life of his fellow man. Medicine, mountains (preferably Scottish), and music were his guiding lights. He leaves a wife, Dorothy, and three children.

[Chris Cameron]

Samuel Geoffrey Bedford


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Former general practitioner Leeds 1935–85 (b …

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