Charles Anthony Rushmer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:840

Former general practitioner Upwell, Wisbech (b 1927; q St Mary's Hospital, London, 1954), died from oesophageal cancer on 18 July 2002.

Tony did national service in the navy before studying medicine. After house jobs in Paddington and Preston, he worked in Walsham and Gillingham, before moving to Upwell in 1962. In his practice Tony was quiet, careful, precise, intellectual, and rigorous. As senior partner he was supportive of any efforts that we made to extend our services. Decisions were made democratically and we were all able to contribute under his stewardship. Tony was a great gardener. Anyone who had the pleasure of visiting his garden would recall the impact of the tranquil place that Tony and his wife, Eileen, created.

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