Obituaries

Dion Ralph Bell

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1153 (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1153

Tropical medicine specialist famed for his Lecture Notes

Dion Bell, who was reader in tropical medicine and honorary consultant physician at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was an expert on the health problems of Far East prisoners of war, a showman of an educator, and a firearms and explosives enthusiast. He is best remembered outside Liverpool for Lecture Notes in Tropical Medicine, of which he wrote the first three editions singlehandedly and edited the fourth.


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His clinical interests were primarily in gastrointestinal …

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