John Archibald EastonBMJ 2004; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.47-a (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:47
Former consultant haematologist Wexham Park Hospital, Slough (b London 1930; q St Thomas' Hospital, London, 1956; FRCPath, DPath), died from metastatic renal cancer on 1 November 2004.
Before medical school, John did his national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Following a spell in general practice, he took up pathology after some careers advice from the then editor of the Lancet, Theodore Fox. He began his consultant post just as Wexham Park Hospital opened, and in the early years covered haematology, bacteriology and biochemistry for all three of the Windsor group of hospitals. Later he specialised, taking on responsibility for haematology throughout East Berkshire, with a particular interest in childhood leukaemia and haemophilia. In retirement John enjoyed fly fishing and travel. He leaves a wife, Sue; three children; and six grandchildren.
Graham Easton Eric Brown
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