Obituaries

William Muir ConnellThomas GallaMervin GlasserCharles Guy PantinSyed Karamat Husain Zaidi

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1067 (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1067

William Muir Connell

Former general practitioner Kilburnie and Glengarnock (b Darvel, Ayrshire, 1919; q Glasgow 1942; DCH, MRCGP), d 11 February 2001. After graduation he served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as a medical officer. He entered general practice in Kilburnie and Glengarnock in 1948, and served the community of the Garnock Valley for the next 35 years despite advancing deafness. He was an elder of Kilburnie Auld Kirk for 45 years. Willie was an enthusiastic traveller and photographer; in retirement he combined both interests in tracing the early missionary journeys of St Paul. He leaves a wife, Betty, four children, and 10 grandchildren.

[John Connell]

Thomas Galla


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Former consultant psychiatrist Stoke-on-Trent (b Budapest 1923; q Edinburgh 1947; MRCPsych, DPM), died from a cerebral tumour on 11 February 2001. In 1938 his parents arranged for him to be accepted at the Dollar Academy in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Tom, aged 15, arrived at Dollar knowing only a few words of English but rapidly learned the language. …

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