David Duncan CraigBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.993 (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:993
Former general practitioner Chelsea (b 13 July 1932; q Cambridge/London 1959), d 18 July 2003.
David read natural sciences at Cambridge, after national service, and went to St Mary's Hospital, London, for his clinical studies. He joined his father in general practice in Chelsea, eventually becoming a singlehanded practitioner, ably assisted by his wife, Jean. He was a keen swimmer and golfer, and had played a round on the morning of his death. That evening David took part in a traditional half mile swimming race in the river Thames. He was observed swimming strongly 300 yards down the course but he did not complete the race.
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