Obituaries

Ian Menzies GowHerbert James (formerly Justitz)Salama Fakhry SalamaJohn Rowell SimpsonCharles Henry Stewart-HessMartha Neill Algie Wilson

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.54 (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:54

Ian Menzies Gow


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Former consultant anaesthetist South Manchester University Hospitals 1952-92 (b Manchester 1923; q Manchester 1946; DA, FFA RCS), died suddenly from ischaemic heart disease and thromboembolism on 3 April 2001. He served for two years as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, specialising in anaesthetics, before completing his training at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He became involved in all branches of surgery in South Manchester and Christie Hospitals. He had a special interest in anaesthesia for ear, nose, and throat cases with Treacher-Collins syndrome. These presented great intubation difficulties at which he became an expert. Ian and his wife were renowned for their hospitality and superb dinners, graced by choice wines about which Ian was an expert. He had many other interests including hill walking in the Lake District and in Wales; social bridge; the Times crossword every day; and photography and railways, both real and model. His special interest was gardening. He had encyclopaedic knowledge of flowers and vegetables and was expert on their cultivation in his large beloved garden. It was while resting after a morning in …

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