Obituaries

Talal Salim Al-ChalabiMarjorie Marie BarrAnthony George FreemanThomas GardnerEustace Christopher Poulton

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.999 (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:999

Talal Salim Al-Chalabi


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Former orthopaedic surgeon and professor of orthopaedic surgery, University of Al-Mustansiria Basra, Iraq (b 1938; q Baghdad 1961; FRCS Ed, FACS), died from bowel cancer on 3 May 2000. He worked and trained in Britain from 1963 to 1974, and was a registrar in orthopaedics at Hammersmith Hospital from 1972 to 1974. He returned to Iraq where he became head of the surgical team and then dean at Basra Medical School. He wrote notable papers in joint surgery and was an inspirational surgical trainer. He leaves a wife and four children.

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Marjorie Marie Barr

Former general practitioner Wisbech (b Scotsbluff, Nebraska, 1914; q Nebraska 1939; MRCS), d 11 September 2000. The daughter of pioneers and farmers, she lived through the Depression and paid her way through university by rearing sheep and setting up an ice cream stall. After the second world war, the United States government sent her to Germany to help with the medical care of refugees. There she met her husband, David, …

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