Thomas Archer (“Archie”) BlytonBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1106 (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1106
Consultant chest physician North Derbyshire hospitals 1950-75 (b Penyfai, Mid-Glamorgan, 1910; q Cardiff 1934; TD, BSc, MD), died from pneumonia on 9 May 2004.
He grew up in a mining community, and worked much of his career in another, becoming an authority on pneumoconiosis. He had TB pleurisy as a young man, so knew what lung disease felt like, and brought a dynamic compassion to his practice. In retirement he pursued his great love, fly fishing. He leaves a wife, Catharine; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
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