Obituaries

Philip Andrew Banks Raffle

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.900 (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:900

Occupational physician who wrote Medical Aspects of Fitness to Drive

Andrew Raffle was an acknowledged expert on medical standards for driving both motor vehicles and trains. He advised the Department of Transport and other organisations on safe levels of alcohol in blood, and on the effects of diabetes and various medications. He was a member of the Blennerhasset Committee on drinking and driving legislation and he wrote numerous papers for the medical and lay press on health standards for drivers.


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He wrote Medical Aspects of Fitness to Drive and revised it in 1985, when it was published by the Medical Commission on …

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