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Herbert DavisDonald Hugh GarrowGlaslyn J GriffithsDouglas Abeysinghe GunawardenaGerald Rookledge HoltbyJohn Archibald OrrCyril RabbsAbdul RashidAnne Patricia RobertsNorman Edward Winstone

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1548 (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1548

Herbert Davis


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Former consultant orthopaedic surgeon St Helier NHS Trust, Carshalton, Surrey (b London 1919; q King's College and Charing Cross 1942; FRCS), died from oesophageal cancer on 29 November 2000. After a short time at the Cross tending bomb casualties, he enlisted for war service with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was posted to India, and later was medical officer to troop ships in the Far East, visiting Singapore, Rangoon, and Hiroshima. Demobbed as major, he became senior registrar at his old teaching hospital followed by posts in Stanmore and London. After a year at Lord Mayor Treloar's Hospital, Alton, Herbert was appointed the first and only orthopaedic surgeon with the five hospitals in the group—a post he was to hold for the next 40 years. He retired from NHS work in 1974 and rapidly became immersed in medicolegal work; he attended the High Court frequently and continued working until a few months before his death. Herbert had a ready wit with a dry sense of humour. A colleague remembers his doing six fractured hips one Christmas morning and also running the casualty department at St Helier for many years on top of a full orthopaedic workload; the naming of the Davis Unit there was a fitting tribute. Herbert was chairman of the Sutton Division of the BMA in 1967. He was an enthusiastic Rotarian for more than 40 years. He leaves a wife, Marjorie; two daughters; and four grandchildren.

[Elizabeth North]

Donald Hugh Garrow

Consultant paediatrician Amersham and High Wycombe 1962–83 (b 1918; q Oxford/The London Hospital 1943), died from acute myeloid leukaemia on 25 February 2001. After house jobs and service in the navy, he held posts at Great Ormond Street, The Hammersmith Hospital, and St George's Hospital before his consultant appointment. He was the second paediatrician in Buckinghamshire and helped …

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