Obituaries

Robert James EtheridgeArthur Henry Ferguson-GowLeo Max HonigsbergerCharles Richard KnappettDavid Le Vay

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.756 (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:756

Robert James Etheridge

Former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist North Middlesex Hospital (b 1944; q St Bartholomew's 1967; FRCS Ed, MRCOG), d 12 July 2001. After he was appointed to a demanding NHS post, he also built up a successful private practice. At the pinnacle of his career in 1994, he was diagnosed with ethmoid carcinoma, which had invaded his frontal lobe. After major surgery and radiotherapy, he returned to his Harley Street practice a year later on a part time basis, but further ill health forced him to retire completely in 1997. He then underwent more surgery, which ultimately led to complications and his early demise. Despite such debilitating illness, Bob kept a brave front. His interests included reading, visiting his cottage in Scotland, and tinkering with his old Land Rover. He leaves his second wife, Dawn; four children; and a granddaughter.

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Arthur Henry Ferguson-Gow


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Consultant chest physician Eastbourne hospitals (b South Africa 1913; q London 1941; MRCS), d 29 June 2001. Fergie started medical training in Cape Town. After …

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