Valiyezhuth Krishnankutty Jayaram

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1242

Consultant geriatrician Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester (b Cochin, India, 1929;q Stanley Medical College, Madras, 1953; DTM&H, FRCP), died on 23 June 2004 following a stroke.

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“J” (as he was universally called) came to Britain in 1956, taking up senior house officer posts at Northampton and at the Whittington Hospital, London. From 1959 to 1961 he was involved in malaria control with the World Health Organization. Before his consultant appointment he was a medical assistant in geriatrics at St James's Hospital, Leeds. He founded the Chester Stroke Association and was a member of the British Geriatric Society and the British Heart Foundation (Chester committee). He leaves a wife, Sujatha; two sons; and two grandchildren.

[J E D Charles-Jones]


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