Obituaries

Edmund Were DorrellBenjamin FlacksRobert Hereward GlendinningDavid HutchisonJohn Charles Linley-Adams

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7306.237 (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:237

Edmund Were Dorrell


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Consultant ophthalmologist Royal Berkshire Hospital 1948-73 (b London 1911; q Cambridge/Barts 1938; FRCS Ed, DOMS), d 18 November 2000. Teddy joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve at the outbreak of war and took part in the Normandy landings before travelling to the Far East as a surgeon commander in the aircraft carrier HMS Venerable. After the war, he decided to specialise in ophthalmology, training at the Royal Eye Hospital before taking over his father's NHS consultant post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 1948. He was obsessional about the management of his patients—for example, he would lay out successive field charts of his glaucoma patients across the department floor for himself and his staff to study and discuss; so outpatient clinics often extended into the evenings. Teddy had always been a keen and intrepid sailor, and after retiring he went to live in St Mawes where he had first learned to sail as a boy. From there, he and his wife, Molly, accompanied by various family members and friends, cruised for many happy years to south west Ireland, the north coast of Spain, but most of …

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